In all our sanctuaries we sit at risk

Autumn UK 2016



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