End of British Summertime III

Time is running out.

The day is getting shorter.

I wake before my alarm

before the light has come

worrying that my contentment

means that I am boring.

The bickering of business

the dialogue of democracy

when what we need is action.

People versus parliament

planet versus profit.

But I am bothering no one,

why should I be bothered?

Extract from The Secret Commonwealth (2019), by Philip Pullman. Phot by Jessica Zarins, October 2019
Extract from The Secret Commonwealth (2019), by Philip Pullman. Phot by Jessica Zarins, October 2019

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