Rosemary Purse-Robinson

HEADLESS CHICKENS

“You should have got the police
to me last night girl”
when a move towards either phone
stopped talk in my throat as you
stopped your own Maori boys
in Malaya throwing them into
the military paddy/wagon
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you/towered/over/ my
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… slamming their heads in the door
“Aeeyee” nor were they
the enemy.
His/story… history… history…
Too much history,
little boy.