Saturday, 21 July 2012


is leaking,


soon to be dead

says Julian,

if the funds can’t get through

invisible gatekeepers say no,

Visa, MasterCard, PayPal,

Western Union, Bank of America

have turned off
the life blood,
a sacrifice
to stop further leaks,

jugular payback
snarl the offended,

let’s stop playing monopoly

groans Julian

and fetch a real doctor.

© Gabrielle Bryden

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Gabrielle is an Australian poet published in a range of books, print and online journals and on ABC National radio. She blogs at and tweets as GabrielleBryden.