The Culmination Of The Great Ice Cream War.


English towns and cities,

grassy, curtain twitching villages

very little play Hamlets

seem so ordered and logical

in how they are named,

how they gained their identity,

Ox-Ford, seemingly self explanatory,

Ply-mouth, a river runs through it,

Birmingham, named after a great Norman,


a future prophecy in which the great

Ice Cream Wars finally came to pass.


Ian D. Hall 2017