i told them

but they did not want to listen seeds of violence
prominent as pumpkins in a herb garden
desolation concrete tower blocks brick-littered

streets in Nice smashed street-lamps car-wrecks bars
where a paddy was the sole caucasian
rare middle-class moroccan spotted at arty culture-fests

repressive laws screwing the underclass shades of
derry newry strabane falls road ardoyne clichy-sous-bois
pressure-cooker sealed lid exploding quelle surprise


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