First published in Green Left Weekly No.606 November 17th 2004 p.21
also published in Al-Moharer No. 202 Vol.13 19/11/2004
Don’t speak of rights, justice or oughts
we have castrated judges in neutered courts.
The only things they guarantee are silence,
lying politicians and ASIO’s compliance.
In nondescript brick veneered suburbs
fearful, frightened half lives led
by the misled, poorly read, brain dead.
They are not forced or coerced
they want to believe the bullshit they are fed.
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