(c) Kevin Higgins, 2007 (in Vallum 4:2/5:1)
When the bombers refused to turn
into butterflies, and the Workers
went down the road chanting,
“They say fight-back!
We say cut-back!”
she put on her
and counterattacked with evening
after evening of pure thoughts
and proper posture; accompanied
her gluten-free muesli
to the verandah and watched the seagulls
flying towards her;
as she took out and weighed
all our betrayals.