Saturday, August 21, 2010



Take the people out
of the mix. Ascend, touch
the screen, take the lift
as advised.

Put people in. Large ones
in uniforms. Have them bar
the way, search your handbag,
frisk your Drizabone.

Introduce myself. I've come
to have my say. Confirm
address, electorate, procedure.
Polling booth to box.

Take myself out of Australia
pressing a blue button to open
auto doors. Be escorted
to the lift, descend from lobby.

Colleagues and friends ask:
Julia or Tony? I say: you mean
workers or bosses? women or men?
returns for taxes, or invested wealth?

These days, what matters are
things. We've taken out
the people. Let the electorate
swing, baby, swing!

1 comment:

  1. Well, it did!

    I can't feel happy about it. I so much wanted universal, fast broadband — a THING which I believed would benefit all the people. Perhaps it may still be possible when the swinging finally comes to rest at a specific position, but it ain't lookin' good.