So - talks on BREXIT now begin
Brits flock to Brussels and look grim
This game of consequences seems
To cloud the issues, breaking dreams.
We're an island, thriving on free trade
So you'd think the E.U. had it made
But die-hards scared of immigrants
Bought into the «Get out!» stance.
Reels of red tape must be cut
The Bank of England may 'tut-tut'
We've bitten off what we can't chew
Legislation has a lasting glue.
Screaming headlines just last year
Proclaiming BREXIT were quite clear:
The E.U. was a big mistake
Our sovereignty at stake!
The die is cast, we've made our choice
(Though Brits in Europe had no voice)
Brussels brokers this debate
I hold my breath – what is our fate?
(c) Poet in the woods 2017