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Free Intention [A black out poem]

Mandatory, under challenge,

a human

half                   man

 

receiving a double negative.

 

Young Sydney life

tried and convicted;

mind knotted.

 

A reform minister

stopped an influx, by boat!

 

Two years, the limit was removed.

Eight years, the human transmitted.

 

Schooling and health,

care documented.

A long period of            unwell,

traumatising

work.

 

A measure of the last resort:

 

in the harsh outback, children

recognised as the act of a principal.

 

Release the hollow present,

with the high court order

to do it.

 

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