Capitalism is working
by Mike Jenkins
We’re running out of petrol
On the road to oblivion.
Food or heat the choice
For many who are struggling.
The sea and the rivers
Have become our enemies.
Thatcher hacked identities
Many years ago.
Talk about North Korea
As TV fawns over monarchy.
We’re paying for vanity railway
As ours are cancelled, running late.
Homeless people beg on busy streets,
Cups empty as second homes;
Language and culture has no insurance policy,
Like a redundant person, alone.
Women who steal ripped from families
While Prince Andrew still goes free.
Supermarket shelves like the ol’ USSR,
But capitalism’s working, you see.
Mike Jenkins is an award-winning Welsh poet and author and unofficial poet for Cardiff City FC. His new book of political poetry, Nobody's Subject, is published in Summer 2016.