Wednesday, 20 June 2018

No Fairy Tale

The child
peering out of the cage
is not Hansel -
there is no
house of gingerbread
no Gretel
no wicked witch
no chicken bone trickery
no breadcrumb trail
for hungry Peters
or hungry
no chest of jewels -
there are no
smooth, white pebbles
to guide him safely home
no-one is living
happily ever after here
there is no
fairy tale ending -
only a tiny handed
Tangerine Man

© Bex Tate

Separation at the border: children wait in cages at south Texas warehouse

Bex Tate, frustrated with the data driven education system, recently left behind her job as a Kindergarten teacher to spend time writing and pondering life. Writing poetry helps her to try and make sense of the well as giving her the chance to rant a bit!!