“art holds you back”
constrained, caged, compartmentalised:
dead-end, zero-hour contract existence.
“study useful subjects”
science, technology, engineering:
pointless luxury: culture, humanities
how can you evaluate
happiness, transcendence, joy
in terms of asset management?
not quantified, boxed-in, trammelled
imagination soars – unconfined
by assembly lines; instructions do not apply.
how much poorer would we be
without ecstasy illimited?
put down, downcast, downbeat, dumbed-down, downtrodden
masses, who have courage to ignore advice
of so-called betters; privately educated Tories
spreading bile and ignorance?
with our libraries closed,
what can we do?
we dare to dream,
we dare to fight,
we dare to win
a fairer world.