Local News

Browsing through

my local paper

to catch up with the news,

some of the stories

are written to amuse.

Alongside a picture

of a politician

convicted of tax evasion

are ones of families

celebrating some occasion.

The front-page headline

warns of a shortage of houses

while inside

there’s a colour piece on

businessmen and their spouses.

They try to be honest

but stories about

poor people don’t sell,

for we do not like to think

that all is not well.

man reading newspaper
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