"Thom the World poet is an old mate of mine from way back in my history. Even pre-dating Voiceprint, when I was running "Otter Songs" and Thom's poetry tapes and guest appearances with Daevid Allen, Gilli Smyth and Mother Gong are well known and highly regarded. It just felt right to include a daily poem from Thom on our Gonzo blog and when I approached him to do so, he replied within seconds!!! Thom is a great talent and just wants to spread poetry, light and positive energy across the globe. If we at Gonzo can help him do that - why not?
TENT CITY REFUGEES
BORDERS ARE POROUS
Enough to admit crossing in deserts
over rivers/away from cities/until they stop
and thereby become camps/where they gather
become settlements/temporary becomes permanent..
Like temporary school structures.
Like Martial Law declared(temporarily)
Like a suspension of civil liberties
Like water politics displacing oil politics
Like militarization of Borders
Like a hardening of arteries/arterials
They are starving in Yemen/Sudan/Somalia/Libya
So why not move away from crime and horror?
Float in yellow jackets to Italy .Hide in lorries to England.
If you have money,you can buy citizenship.
With none,a sinking ship.