It was the age of Aquarius
women could and were doing anything
and to blame for nothing
that was men’s doing.
In this case each was partly to blame
she for leading,
me for following.
Melanie from tutorial group
attractive, intelligent, and according to the bush telegraph, single.
Did I want to go to the protest march with her?
Did I what!!!
like atoms –
orbits and nucleus,
common sense would have advised an early exit
self-preservation, before it was too late –
an 18-year-old has neither.
The police had had enough
were in no mood for kid gloves
GET IN THERE …..
At the station the processing officers were grim, severe
and pessimistic –
you’ve wasted police time and resources –
court tomorrow – with the strongest charge we can bring
We were all scared shitless
until the duty commander arrived and said,
“ you realise you’ve fucked up my afternoon nap.”