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  • Writer's pictureKayleigh Willis

'A Politician's Marriage' by Jeff Gallagher

We disagreed over policy

as we failed to predict

the downturn in our present situation

But we brought to the table

a detailed agenda

finding common ground for negotiation

Now I have a clear roadmap

for the new normal

in these tough unprecedented times

It’s been an epic journey

but moving forward

I can see some encouraging signs

We can change things for the better

and with your support

I now feel confident that I’m set

On a clear path to prosperity


through my positive growth mindset

Adapting to changing conditions

in the current climate

and embracing a healthy economy

Your soundbites and your tweets

are all on message

and filled with witty bonhomie

There have been ongoing concerns

for my mental health

but now I know I can put my trust in you

All debates are over, leaving

one important question -

what exactly is it that you want me to do?

All Rights. Jeff Gallagher.

Jeff Gallagher is from Sussex, UK. His poems have featured in publications such as Rialto, The High Window and The Journal. He has had numerous plays for children performed nationwide. He was the winner of the Carr Webber Prize 2021. He has been a teacher of English and Latin. He also appeared in an Oscar-winning movie. He has no handles.

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