Poems on this day – 2nd March 1989


Deserted streets cold and grey
Snow and sleet near every day
Deserted streets grey and cold  
This is Russia – So I’m told    
Oh … And it’s full of Russians  
Who live in cold grey homes   
They probably use the same bank as us  
So they can get their loans       
…. Maybe?


Am I plastic or maybe metal
Can’t remember if I’m mental   
A portion of the poison           
Has infected my left side         
Sometimes I walk in a stupor   
Like my brain’s been stir fried  
But I’m so afraid of my thought            
My crosses have become noughts         
This is what I was taught