The Crow and the Magpie is one of my election poems, a reflection on campaigning, hateful populism, and election promises.
The Crow and the Magpie – Election Poems
Stoked by juicy baits like "I know your mud and will put my beak on
The line for you - we'll wipe out the ants"- spiced speeches,
A million earthworms wriggled across the ballot paper to vote for
At last, we've someone to represent us and fight for our soil, not
Like all the foxes - the Crow is different, let's put her in charge.
Dissenting noises dismissed, the two million worms fought the
Crow's fight and won.
Fidgety from chart-toppers like "I know your hill and will recoup
Your gold - we'll dry up the soil and the worms will die"-tinted
Speeches, a million ants crawled across the ballot paper to vote for
At last, we've someone to represent us and fight for our hill, not like
All the dogs - the Magpie is different, let's put him in charge.
Dissenting noises dismissed, two million ants fought the Magpie's
Fight and won.
On a thick branch, towering over the battlefield, the Crow and the
Magpie are sipping a glass of prosecco and enjoying the
Spectacle. "Easy, Peasy, Lemon Squeezy", they tweet in the
Glistening of pearls and sweat.