Urban Nights

The helicopter cops were hovering over Handsworth
chocka-chocka-chocka-chocka-chocka
searchlight nosing gardens cul-de-sacs crescents
freezing hedgehogs waking pigeons scaring owls

interrupting Jerry Springer no! I just channel-flicked
came across it by accident I swear I was watching
Judie Dench and Billy Connolly
eminent and not-so-eminent Victorians

I would interpose my body (how embarrassing).
The ads were on so I pressed the remote what if
the infra-red were laser and I brought them down
down down down like the renegade chopper in Super Huey?
Manslaughter not murder Your Honour sick of invasions

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