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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,




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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