We gave her asylum in Australia

written 2011

It’s a sleazy deal we can reveal –
not a treaty or agreement –
just an aspirational document.
Without justice, a slippery slope
betrayal, connivance and false hope.
Our dignity betrayed –
humanity delayed.
The Light on the Hill has been stolen
by political opportunists – golden.
Well may be, just yellow.
So paint Julia black
and send her back to Malaysia.
See how she goes and if she crows
on her return to Australia.