50 stages of dark

Muniera Ahmed, Belgravia Estate

SA, we’re down on our kilowatt

Now what stage are we at?

Is it four or five or six?

We really are in a fix!

Living in all shades of dark

Waiting on candles for a spark

Keeping rechargeable lamps ready

As the grid gets more unsteady

Sliding gate battery’s flat –

It’s just useless to fix up that!

Heatpump stalling yet again –

Can it handle all this strain?

Robots off, shops blacked out

As the shoppers stumble about

Electric fence lacks a charge

Whilst the crooks roam at large

Cellphone towers on the blink

No more chats – time to think!

Where’s this fourth industrial revolution?

Or does the government have no solution?