Sunday, 18 January 2015

The Incinerator at Javelin Park

We got up too late for the revolution,
And a winter walk along the lanes
Meant we missed the demonstration too -
The one in Stroud against Balfour Beatty
(‘Balfour Beatty is a multinational infrastructure group with capabilities in construction services, support services and infrastructure investments’),
And the proposed incinerator at Javelin Park;
So no more star gazing on frosty winter nights,
Or westward reading a history of time,
In River Severn or Sugar Loaf mountain sunsets;
No more fossils in Cotswold quarries,
No more holloways and Neolithic earthworks;
No more sluice gates, weirs and water wheels,
No more factory, forge or railway stations;
Instead, the taste of a new monument,
A monument to the Holocene Era,
And to the Anthropocene.

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