the water sign
witness to life’s beginning – and end.
uncommon in the British colony
with upper lips trained to be stiff.
The union delegate announced a meeting
2 p.m. Compulsory
not for student holiday workers – management overrules.
Soldiers return from the front
we didn’t need to be told
death slow marched alongside.
The three R’s.
in the men’s
a man whose name I think is Tony
cheeks crumpled and wet
we both turned away urgently
walking in on an undressed mother-in-law.
It never happened.