Today our skies evicted the swallow
and the swift was banished weeks ago
and in Dorset the house martin
whose tiny mud globes once crammed the eaves
was simply absent all year.
And last week Putin, unrestrained,
bombed hospitals in Aleppo
and Trump continued
his debasing of America
and Theresa May declared the date
of Britain’s embrace of the lie.
Rogan Wolf, October 2016