Dust and Ashes

The FTSE 100 vacillates with a City crash
Its ECG in free fall of the stock market;
Run on the pound precipitating cardiac arrest
Requiring resuscitation and new life
Kick-starting faith that we're in good hands;
Hope and expectation of a fresh beginning
That can't be made alone.

The stethoscope is silent in the stillness of death
So tap the diaphragm just to make sure
Life has ceased, with the thud of earth
Muffled drum resounding round the grave
Until quiet ash and gentle dust settle,
And we rest in peace until the dawn
And find we are together again.

June 2016

Written the day after the result of the outcome of the EU referendum