In all our sanctuaries we sit at risk

The Parrot on My Shoulder


Things were happening very fast when this was written, many of them carrying a sense of threat and chaos and ill-intent on the part of the perpetrators. It was hard work just to absorb what was going on, harder still to think creatively, or reflectively.

This stanza is partly concerned just with that thought. But partly too with a sort of catch-up thought, as it gradually sank in : John Major had combined with Gina Miller to take legal action that eventually resulted in the Supreme Court finding Johnson’s prorogation of parliament unlawful. Was that not utterly extraordinary ? For one thing, here was an ex-Prime Minister, a Tory, going to the law to challenge and thwart and call to order a/ another Tory and b/ another Prime Minister…