John Hegley: Not very independent

Picking up the paper
I cannot believe the headline.
It has nothing to do
with the argument we had this morning.
Spreading through the home news
still nothing about our domestic blitz,
the bits of sport are the athletic
not the spiteful sort,
the Arts page; no art of deception,
the Science section?
nothing of the scientific reproach,
"Business" is business as usual,
the crosswords are cryptic rather than crass,
the horoscope alas
it alludes, but doesn't broach,
Finally I approach
the Obituaries
and give them my attention with dread
but there is no mention
of love being dead.
Roger home