you know what I mean (it won’t kill you)

each confirms a prison
Only at nightfall

~

sorry sorry sorry

I didn’t mean
to say . . .

I mean
of course
people
are dying . . .

and
it’s terrible

I’ve always said
that every death

is a terrible thing

what I meant
was . . .

well

our people
are dying
less
than in so many
other
countries . . .

so
that must mean
we are doing
a good job
in a terrible . . .

really terrible

situation

~

I listen
to our jailers . . .

it is
a mistake

I know

and
they are not
really
jailers

I know that
too

it’s just
that they hold
all the keys

and they open
so many doors
that –
perhaps –
they should not

lock
so many doors
they might
open

and they pretend
they know
what is
right
and
what is best

they pretend
that –
if they though of it –
their plan
must be right

it is only
a little
flu
you know

nothing
that’s going
to kill you . . .

well
I know

I know
but

you know
what I mean . . .

~

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/jan/24/barnaby-joyce-apologises-for-claiming-people-arent-dying-of-covid-in-australia

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