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August 15, 2022

For John Dorsey

By Mark Anthony Pearce

For John Dorsey

At 8pm
From our nation's doorsteps
From our nation's windows
From our nation's balconies
From our nation's gardens
We were urged
To clap and applaud
Our National Health Service workers
I was caught unawares of this
While talking to my Uncle
About toilet rolls
I heard the sounds
Of pots and pans
Cheering and clapping
Staring out of the window
Seeing them all
Young, exuberant
All I could think of
was Howard Beale
From 'Network' saying:
'I'M AS MAD AS HELL
AND I'M NOT GOING
TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!'





Bristol, March 2020






Article © Mark Anthony Pearce. All rights reserved.
Published on 2020-10-26
Image(s) are public domain.
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