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Friday, 8 March 2019

Mercury Rising ♀

Stitched up 
by
a fast 
fashion 
fabrication 
of someone else’s 
40 wink dream-

Not 6
not 7 
not 8
not 9
saved 
in time
but
14 to 
16 hours
a day 
staring through the eye of a needle-

Many hands
make
winged feet 
destined to fly
to different shores-

Meet 
Sunita
caught 
in the
drenching rain 
of the 
sports shoe
sweat shop;

while 
like Mercury rising
we soar 
head in the clouds
over and above 
the land of
Just Do It
trailing poison
through the
very stars in 
our wake-

Let's talk about
solidarity

© Bex Tate


Bex, frustrated with the data driven education system, left her teaching job behind and is still wondering what to do next. Writing poetry helps her to try and make sense of the world, as well as giving her the chance to rant a bit!

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