Frustrated Societies: Neoliberalism

The NewDaily 17/10/18*

Hubris has its own analytical
Empty hammock
That commands
A regency affair,
Impeccable lawn
And hedge height,
In-ground pond – and
Systematic lolly-water
Nightshade salad greens
Plus ‘what nots’…

Sipping an imagined
Rose, humbuggery’s
Is a cane-toad gnome
That croaks
A re-created
Folksy rumour
As poverty’s daylight rain
The fringes…
The soak holes.

* Bernie Frazer, a former RBA Reserve Bank Australia governor calls for a ‘rational’ re-think of an ‘equal society’. Neoliberalism’s been the backbone of government policy in much of the western world for decades.

Stefanie Bennett, ex-blues singer and musician, has published several books of poetry, a novel, and a libretto. She also 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.