Sunday, 24 June 2018

The Jacket

the swell bellied children
the hollow drum,
spiral eyed,
bony ribbed
boys and girls
spitting out flies -
sucking in
from breasts
empty of hope
why the caged bird sings–

Our song
charred to a cinder
is their song -
tweet solidarity
-if not
the jacket wins.

© Bex Tate

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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!!