Not Only Hell

Begins with ‘h’
Counting from ‘a’
Counting to ‘ate
Counting hysteria
Watching the homeless
While derivatives reward her
Waiting for the house
Whipped slaves had to build.
She came, she saw,
She thrilled at the kill
Bombing for Goldwater
Although aged
A murderess still.
If hell is the place
For those who start wars
Then ‘itler needs no Eva
W’ere ‘illary’s ‘is w’ore

Dr T.P. Wilkinson writes, teaches History and English, directs theatre and coaches cricket between the cradles of Heine and Saramago. He is also the author of Church Clothes, Land, Mission and the End of Apartheid in South Africa. Read other articles by T.P..