Cliff Richard 1958

Cliff Richard

is often pictured

with his gelled-up hair

protruding through the air.

  The thing I like about Cliff

  is the elevation of his quiff.




Blue Moon River

Blue moon river

wider than a mile

  you saw me standing alone.

Blue moon river

I’m crossing you in style

  without a love of my own.



Taylor Swift

When Taylor

  struts her stuff

   at the Radisson,

Germaine Greer

  dances with

   Sir Les Patterson.

Damian Balassone's poems have appeared in over 100 publications, most notably in The New York Times. He is the author of three volumes of poetry, including the 2020 publication Strange Game in a Strange Land (Wilkinson Publishing).