oh, your majesty
it's been a while since you passed
I was in a Wimpey
n.b. Colmore Row, Birmingham, 1980/81 if I’m not mistaken, finishing a Quarter Pounder with cheese, waiting for the cavalcade to go by.
You waved, I didn’t. Rude of me perhaps, but I was eating.
neat as it may be
functional as it remains
n.b. A lift bridge and its elegant mechanism that allows canal traffic to progress through Huddersfield.
Built and proudly marked ‘1865’, could this fancy machinery be a metaphor for monarchy?
What language is used
To reinforce the old ways
I’m not “My people”
n.b. A monarchy and the unelected House of Lords? How quaint? How backward.