Philip Dunkerley

Philip Dunkerley is an active member of open mic communities in Peterborough and Stamford. He is the Poetry Society representative for the Stamford Stanza and runs a U3A Poetry Group in Bourne, where he lives. His poems have been published in Magma, Orbis, Dream Catcher, The Fenland Reed, Ink Sweat and Tears, Obsessed With Pipework, The Blue Nib, and elsewhere. His translations from Portuguese and Spanish, and poetry reviews, have been published in Orbis. His work has appeared in several anthologies, including Poems for Peace with a forward by Benjamin Zephaniah.

Three Triolets

Entropy

  things fall apart   disorder appears
 like it or not   we end up as dust
 nemesis awaits - a valley of tears
 things fall apart   disorder appears
                       
  nothing survives the passing of years
 civilisations collapse - as they must
 things fall apart   disorder appears
 like it or not   we end up as dust 

Immigrants

 roots are for trees, people have feet
 carry your life wherever you will
 never accept the idea of defeat
 roots are for trees, people have feet
  
 voice your concerns, but please be discreet
 hold to the dream that you hope to fulfil
 roots are for trees, people have feet
 carry your life wherever you will 

Experts

 often mistaken but never in doubt
 experts predict what the future will bring
 dishing their cognitive biases out
 often mistaken but never in doubt
  
 paid by the minute, with theories to tout
 willing to tell us any old thing
 often mistaken but never in doubt
 experts predict what the future will bring 

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