Drafted February 23, 2019
A gulag is a place down by the shore
where we keep those refugees
who don’t matter anymore.
As Barnaby and Scomo are quick to reassure
“They are not really sick or dying –
just not breathing anymore.
And we don’t have to worry because
we’ve got many of our own
those, who are really poor.
It’s the drought that is killing fish
and not the theft of water
the oozing blue green algae
is just adding to the slaughter.
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