The View

Acrostically we ploughed the vineyard
And found
The taxman ingesting spleen.

Cautiously we then exported the ox
But the billabong
Rose like twin-tides.

Without… alms
We hit
Bed-rock.

In the Metropolis
It’s believed
‘People such as these’

Beg with wrists
Already
Severed.

Stefanie Bennett, ex-blues singer and musician, has published several books of poetry, a novel and a libretto, and worked with Arts Action For Peace. Of mixed ancestry [Irish/Italian/Paugussett-Shawnee] she was born in Australia in 1945. Read other articles by Stefanie.