Saturday, 25 August 2018

Dad's Army

Dad's Army


At ease, men.
White helmets discarded,
the actors relax between takes.
The scene awaits the umpteenth
take on a tried and tested diorama.
Cue white dust and ululations.
Cue the Long Run to the ambulance.
Don't panic! Don't panic!
Who's directing this fable?
Don't tell him, Ahmed.
Permission to speak,
I should like to volunteer
my child as the innocent victim.
Do you think that's wise, sir?
Stupid boy!