Recession

Atlantic salmon head North –
Retreating from the greed of consumption.
The Celtic Tiger, once gorged –
Now foraging.
Services cut –
Unemployment brought up.
We seek the Australian dream –
Breaking the salmonidae*.
Corruption from Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael, Labour, Green and Sinn Féin –
Celtic Cubs starved of their legacy.
Politicians we implore –
To prepare for our salmon’s return.
Secure the future –
Of our admirable culture.

– L.J. Lenehan –

*Salmonidae is a family of ray-finned fish, the only living family currently placed in the order Salmoniformes. It includes salmon,troutcharsfreshwater whitefishes and graylings. The Atlantic salmon and trout of genus Salmo give the family and order their names.

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