David Subacchi


A rootless people
Wandering aimlessly
From bar
To bargain shop
Clinging to memories
Of sporting heroes
Reading of road accidents
And petty crimes
In the free papers
Where money lenders
Set out their stalls

A lethargic people
Unmoved by politics
By both ballot box
And revolution
Absent from hustings
Missing from polling stations
Bloated with fast food
Drowning in alcohol
Driven mad by wagers
On horses that seldom win

A godless people
Coming together only
To mark the steady march
From cradle to crematorium
Dressing as for the theatre
Or a children’s birthday party
An eyeless, vacant people
Overshadowed by despair
Deprived of dignity
Fearing every hungry wolf
That crosses their border.

Copyright © David Subacchi 2015

David Subacchi was born in Wales of Italian roots. He writes in both English and Welsh and performs his work regularly.

Cestrian Press has published two collections of his poems. ‘First Cut’ (2012) and ‘Hiding in Shadows’ (2014)


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