“Obesity Britain”

‘Obesity Britain,’ reads the stand.
Obsequious Brits, sucked in,
changing pennies for
The Daily Mail.
A daily struggle – paper fat with stories.
Obstipated paper, stuffed full with
stories to shame, to stigmatise, to solidify, to pump up, to blow up, to fatten out a

Sanity seats itself on the pavement,
props up the news seller’s stand,
plucks a string and
struggling to find a tune,
to find a melody –
a song to
his skinny form into

Sanity draws up its own headline.

‘Please donate generously!’

Obesity Epidemic article in Daily Mail

Jay Cool is "an eccentric Salopian" living in Suffolk with Hubby and three children. She works in Essex three days a week to pay the bills, and spends the rest of her time - in between housework and sprogs - researching her roots and writing comedic blogs about dragging her family off to visit her ancestral lands in Shropshire and Suffolk. She also blogs for 'Suffolk Punch Comedy Club', helping to promote stand-up comedians. All of their gigs are for charity - to raise funds for research into prostate cancer. Read other articles by Jay.