Houses of The Unholy
How many homes does
the Secretary of State
for Housing Communities
and Local Government need?
how many houses does anyone need?
those deprived property-rich people
trying to break out of the boredom
to be in another splendid isolation
200 miles or more from where
they live most of the time
incurring the wrath of locals
vigilant against the spread of germs
and holiday home owners
and the "stars"
(what does a star actually do?)
suggesting that they feel a little
incarcerated in their mansions
on video links live from throne-like wicker chairs
on patios on which starter homes could be built
or a kitchen for the 5000
(who did they used to be?)
and did local authorities succeed
in accommodating homeless people
when they were discovered to be
especially vulnerable to the virus
though they had never previously managed to do so?
and how much longer
will we have to entertain
our double-standard political "leadership"
directing us to stay in our homes
no matter how grand
no matter how cramped
no matter how merely aspirational?