Poetry: Not even… by Tamara von Werthern

A deserted Tottenham Court Road station. Photograph: It’s No Game / Flickr

Not even…


Not even the songs could imagine this.

Not even the films went quite as far

No play in any theatre imagined a global

And in our wildest dreams we didn’t think


That it would be like this.

It would be so normal.

We’d get used to it

Within the week


Tamara von Werthern is an award-winning playwright based in Hackney.

You can read more about the success of her dystopian short film, I Don’t Want To Set The World On Firehere.

Her play The White Bike, and climate change book Letters to the Earth, featuring her contribution, are available at Pages of Hackney bookshop on Lower Clapton Road.