joanne burns


this week the market
on a roll, more swiss
than sausage and
sweeter than an audit
banks danced with renewed
interest tango fox trot hip
hop [pride of erin?], one
renamed a grandstand, some
dug a little dirt some pondered:
rock bottom really was a long
way down something dreamed up
by cranky old dante; hunger no
longer featherweight the pie discarded
its 'humble' and any link to 'apple
crumble'; crusts rose higher than
flocks of blackbirds rumour more
than a gecko