POETS’ CORNER

Government press office, 26th Jan

Image credit: @B3tan via Facebook
  
 Here’s the way to spin it, boss.
 Go out there, look glum,
 say you take responsibility.
 Don’t mention Dido, dad, or Dom
 for god’s sake. Steer clear, too,
 of remembering the time you said
 that a good outcome at the end of this
 would be 20,000 dead. 
 That’s history. Tell the hacks
 you’ve acted promptly at all times. 
 Forget trying to ape Churchill. No wise cracks
 in Greek or Latin. Avoid care homes,
 airports, late lockdowns, PPE. 
 Stick to the script. Talk of your sorrow.
 Back to business as usual tomorrow. 

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