Capital in Spring

(Season for wedding money)

Are you divorced,
Are you married?
How much money did you make?
Are your children real?
What else did you steal?
Buzzing, stinging
In your ear
Blood surging
Filled with fear
An airport kiss
The flight is missed
Another dreadful film
Tears of loving
Feigned for fees
Till in New York and London
Bankers all
Hang from trees.

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..