Poetry

September 18, 2018 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

Nathan Rupert photo

 

By

Stefanie Bennett

 

 

 

The Wall

 

 

The moment they wake up

And the ransom’s paid

From the cup of antithesis,

There’ll be

Arm wrestling, slogans,

A fixed stare

Fused

To the evening papers.

 

Someone said that on ‘Civvy Street’

The Coroner’s couch

Was seen dancing in the dark – and

There were prayer-shawls,

Coupons and miscellaneous

Flagstaffs waving

Iron butterflies

As noxious as distemper.

 

Still, the high definition revolt’s

Too debonair

For the retired post-mistress – AKA

Job’s wife – who

Aims a sling-shot

At the Pearly Gates

And dresses the wound

With salt.

 

 

 

Inspired by ‘Sleepwalking into the new GFC” – The New Daily – Sept 15

 

 

 

 

 

A Jingoist Remembers

 

 

Rode it out

For hours.

Delivered it

Piece

By piece…

 

“That collage,”

Spoke

My voyageur,

“Once blew

A daily to bits!”

 

 

 

Inspired by ‘Merkel Coalition in Crisis: Neo-Nazi Protests in Chemnitz‘ – The Telegraph – Sept 15

 

 

 

 

 

Stefanie Bennett

Stefanie Bennett, ex-blues singer & musician, has published several books of poetry, a novel & a libretto & worked with [NO NUKES] Arts Action For Peace + Wage Peace. Of mixed ancestry (Italian/Irish/Paugussett-Shawnee) she was born in Queensland, Australia in 1945.

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