Be on your guard,

For buckets held over doorframes,

Salt in the sugar canister,

Clingfilm over the toilet bowl


Of the dodgy emails,

Posted letters filled with glitter,

Flaming bags on the porch

Be wise to the jokes,

About displaced families in a warzone,

The warming oceans,

And the rising bills

After all,

It’s just a laugh,

Isn’t it?

Published by G Turner

Gavin Turner is a poet and writer of short fiction. He lives in North West England. Some of his work is published here on this site and more recently in other journals and publications.

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