Tower: For “Social Justice”

Fetch me a line – one that won’t
Prop-up the Nation.

Moon – toss back the dog – it’s
Given you narcolepsy.

Be damned you horn-locking
Demons masquerading culture

Tasering the body: the body
You’re hoping to save.

Lend that wit, Sociology. That wit
Festering in a memory-bank zoo.

Just take yourselves to bed. Don’t

What I’m about to do
With your tools…

By morning you’ll inherit
The labours you crave.

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.