Just think how serene life would have been
Without Brexit and Trump to make us so mean!
We’d be surging ahead with elation instead
Of shuffling along with feet made of lead;
We’d be smiling and whistling with teeth all glistening
Instead of shouting and screaming with hackles all bristling.
If only the lies had not promised relief
From the austerity robbing joy like a sniggering thief.
If only the racism and fear had not robbed us of cheer
And caused the specter of fascism to once more draw near.
Just think what our lives might have become
If we’d all benefitted from that better income.
Just think if the division now sitting at our gate
Was unity and not this ugly snarl of hate.