Sign Language


Signal failures:
the red flag
will now be waived.

Out of fashion:
we will not wear
the distress flare.

Canaries cancelled:
new broom, new
stool pigeon.

No very light
choices, no dots
on the horizon.

This government
will cut a dash.
No remorse.


[January 1998]

From the book Labour Pangs

Morse Code was abolished