i.      We sponsored September

          for Alan Greenspan (1926-)

Dice as indices rarely cite the vendor:
this table is commonly used to provide aid
in your asset class as reality blooms
like a pupil into understanding:
historical analysis is a forecast, but
you must assume the entire risk to predict.
We disclaim all warranties of originality,
accuracy, completeness, timeliness
and non-infringement of a particular purpose:
Wall Wall Wall Wall—to me that’s a holy place.
Do not accept errors or omissions:
we sponsored September, and it peaked;
after that, mounting material polished its sell off
while investors overwhelmed the overview—
listen oh gold pipes to this Archimedes
squinting at the mirror like an equity market,
buzzing in geopolitical issues and tissues
winding the fizzing blood of trained concerns.

Smack it through liquidity into light
and the chundering tongue—uncancelled debt.
Jerome Powell suggests a hit, a line
of pumice stone as his hawkish comments
grew a sleeve: party with this sponge;
sell off November to the technology sector
amidst concerns about hope, implemented
in an ever-widening China where major banks
continue creeping their foamy edge.
Polish your globes into waxy moons
and pressure the oil into plunging food:
quantitative waning lowers its rose.
Brexit works towards the UK’s resignation
as the market plunged October into May;
volatile as August, equities risked a douche
and peak that fell into excessive fiction.

Bring down the target to sentiment
and oil me with the most unguent perfumes
when Merkel erodes the polls to power base:
robust as a tight Germany, GDP!
Towel a dovish boost to prompted gains
as apace China steams its measures 
fuelling the effect of a worries stem
after the rupee discounted the Pacific
and the Nikkei index hit a bellwether
and sold October for Japanese steel,
but the yen was weaker against a balloon
so slow down tit-for-tat to a bleak backdrop:
China can fall as well as rise; a policymaker
who proposes the overseas to the past and
emerges into a settlement with the mini-bar
at the time of a custody of securities, at
the level of a target guaranteed to emerge.





ii.       Fred the shred is dead

          for Fred Goodwin (1958-)

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sterling performance, Sterling. This
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Use permission to distribute without approval:
copy Russell footsying the FTSE,
dripping with a data vest. We
do not endorse the content, written consent, but
enjoy the momentum of a subdued Canada
and emerging concerns—tightened liquidity
or the Chinese fall on material omission. Do
not take the sword off this banker-knight. Write
a dollar-denominated trade feed, providing wind
and a head stand-off escalation, higher tariffs
on an ever-wider range of bachelors. Bray
the qualitative tightening: the Fed
guided hikes through the remainder, the valley
in which England rates the gradual. Terminate
the autumn and replace with the Bank of Japan
to water all your asset-purchase, and clip
the temptations (bond-buying programmes): prune
oil that floods to a three-year high. Bucket
the inflation remains; bonfire the unchanged rates.
How can a man live on three million a year?
In Europe, political uncertainty breaches limits
with sentiment after Davis lag lag lagged
and slowed to a robust June. Flowers
are unlikely to fall to the unemployment rate
but keep cats’ eyes on impressive forecasts:
chicken the storm while I eye some golf.

European markets did announce the Swedish,
didn’t they? But Italy was weaker, bonded
to pick indicators, quarter and flash
as unemployment tested the unity: unnerved,
investors picked a fight with Genoa;
the bridge collapsed to a unit test. I
had a plan to radically boost political development:
deadlock, no-deal, Brexit entrenched
and led technology like a bear driver,
liking its basis to first America, raised
to an insinuation and a fake aide, dimming
the dispute between Korea and a shift.
You turn my house into an omelette,
the historic bleating emanating from a shadow
that alleviated the partner year Ung.
Japan unsettled us with the Philippines.
Stem the aggregate of denomination!
Auntie Abe rebounded into scandal and
favoured decline over deepening warrants
although personally the BoJ targeted
the ‘tit-for-tat’ January peak market,
June-locked between the yuan:
pension me with your manufactured love.
Caixin deteriorates to a curb;
leverage on a clamp-down release
peaking into a blind quarter part comp.
Clamp down on excessive exposure: any views
are subject to change without notice;
we no longer accept new information.
If you have not matured, pend your instruction.
If you have less, use a telephone. If   
you’d like to withdraw proceeds, stop reading.





iii.       When I am on Wall Street

          for Philip Gramm (1942-)

          ‘Some people look at sub-prime lending and see evil. I look at sub-prime
          lending and see the American dream in action’ (Philip Gramm, 2001)

Please bail out our help-life: trade
with recipients acting on contents; the vendor
is class. Time plane: a non-infringement
on timeliness; rally on a pop umbrella.
Historical data provided as an ‘as is’ basis
with the underlying party contained
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the content of this communication: global
earnings overlook low volatility, turbulent
as a robust globe, the status quo
of banks reversing a loose Fed. Taper
your balance sheet to fuelled headwinds
while I plonk a castle in your data,
rubber flutters like pennies inflating
my blue situation: so many punters
and bathers despoiling the bonds.
What a performance! A drive flashes
in a Riviera weave, commodity
splices that benchmark your courage:
your money sandpapers its own wad
in a quarterly Brexit. Sharp
as equity, Merkel dangles a retainer.
The beachball was a difficult issue:
our target risks tailed January
so neck a rubber cocktail now or
the record high of a job, decisions
where my sand-feet turtle the bands.
Steward into the leeward picture,
the core energy of a massive bailout:
make that a bubble, lathered in sterling.
A calendar of magnitude constitutes advice
and higher prompts in a sell-off rally:
I wrap your accounts into news
and lick the indices, spade turn, asset, but
Korea enjoyed a double-digit return,
slinking index bars as metal tariffs.
Tick inflation to a rout: every dollar
fluctuates its exposure, a fly slip
to your edgy predicaments, as I
sweat into an expat banister, barred
from managing your preparation, switched
between the rise of a hot belly, retired
into sand crust and the forecasts of daiquiri.  


[Antony Rowland has published three poetry collections: The Land of Green Ginger (Salt, 2008), I Am a Magenta Stick (Salt, 2012) – which was described by Peter Riley in The Fortnightly Review as ‘an original and thoughtful handling of a major European modernist mode’ - and M (Arc, 2017). He was awarded the Manchester Poetry Prize in 2012, and his poems were included in the anthology Identity Parade: New British and Irish Poets (Bloodaxe, 2010). He received an Eric Gregory Award from the Society of Authors in 2000, and recorded for the national Poetry Archive in 2009, and the Lyrikline (Berlin) in 2014. The Dutch government elected him as a UK poetry ‘ambassador’ for 2016: his poetry was read on national television, and shown on screens at Schipol airport and Amsterdam Central Station..]

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