Cultures die when accountants slash and burn,
Auditors bayonet any wounded.
“There is no alternative, must be done,
We have to balance books” their battle cry.
St David’s Hall, Cardiff, is now sold off,
One more public venue frittered away,
Along with our libraries, toilets too,
Local art collections decimated,
All because those bean counters told them to.
Our heritage plundered, stolen away
By neo liberal barbarians,
Who fly false flags whilst doing as they’re told.
Hunt talks of growth to save economy,
Culture makers watch dreams evaporate.

Harry Rogers in the Red Bedroom 30th January 2023