• Vol. 09
  • Chapter 12

teeter / totter tipple/ tip

Stalin  Putin letting slip
those  snarling dogs
narrowed eyes   non-human
monstrous  gods
towers of  control
houses of  unreliable cards
freefall  clay-footed

Boris  slides  out
doors revolve   earth  quakes
media craft & carve images
wield myths sliding
towards/ away from  the slippy
up/down  pole of power
greasing   palms
cracking  painted heads

Humpty to blame
sitting pretty
no egg on his face
daring  challenging all/
those horses and the Queen
She is dead   long live
the  strutting  king's men
dumpy zealots dancing
    round handbags  and
                tattered gladrags