Wednesday, 03 November 2021 09:23

On watching yet another TV news item about a carefree home care worker

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On watching yet another TV news item about a carefree home care worker

On watching yet another TV news item about a carefree home care worker

by Laura Taylor

 Aww.
Aren’t they sweet?
Isn’t that lovely?
Aren’t they considerate?
Beyond the call of duty.
Look at him dance.
Look at her smile.
Isn’t she caring?
Isn’t that nice?
Isn’t he generous, patient, kind?
Makes you feel all warm inside.

Isn’t this smiley?
Isn’t this bright?
Isn’t this cheerful?
Aren’t we blind?
Do they cha-cha, do they sway,
do they laugh and sing all day?
Is this piss all down my leg
or is it raining? Who can tell?
Aren’t they demoralised, skint and dejected?
Who gives a fuck?
Aren’t they expendable?
Aren’t they exploited?
Isn’t this predictable?
Turn a blind eye, let’s watch them boogie.
Aww.

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Laura Taylor

Laura Taylor has been writing and performing poetry since 2010. She has two collections published by Flapjack Press, 'Kaleidoscope' and 'Fault Lines', with a third due out in 2021. Image: Kelly Archibald.