Rushin’ doll’s

(Dialing for dollars reprise)

From the Tiber
To the Thames,
the Potomac
to the Seine
Gold flows in sacks
To the Hudson’s
Safe harbour.
Through the confluence of cash.
The mouth
The source
And the course
Not far from these rivers
Not far from these wells
Driven to madness
From the heavens
They fell.
Their dolla’s
Their sheiks
From Riyadh
To Kabul
Fed on Syrian meat.
March with Prussians
To widen the gap
So Trump and the Russians
Take Hillary’s rap.

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..