The Voters

(An adaptation of Denis Glover’s “The Magpies”).

Salted sand and whitened knuckle,
and Quardle ardle oodle ardle wardle doodle
The voters chuckle

Ti kouka stands like a dreadlocked fuse,
and Quardle ardle oodle ardle wardle doodle
The voters muse

Hill Country Caesars pimp the dawn,
and Quardle ardle oodle ardle wardle doodle
The voters yawn

A week’s cold dinners, an unmade bed,
and Quardle ardle oodle ardle wardle doodle
The voters said

Late home from work, pens a letter to ed,
and Quardle ardle oodle ardle wardle doodle
The voters said

A moko’s memories in a breaker’s heigh,
yet Quardle ardle oodle ardle wardle doodle
The voters say.

Mark

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