New verse by Dunedin writer Victor Billot.
Solo mother (bad suburb)
PhD in Fine Arts
Serf (creative industries)
Ten years to go and holding on desperately
Aspirational 30-something National voter
Solo mother (good suburb)
Will never afford a house but still think they have a chance
Dull but stable
Chief Executive of twelve people
Bishop (Destiny Church)
Change management consultant
Dairy farmer, backbone of the nation
Admiral of the Whole Damn Fleet
Been on Married at First Sight
Ex Merrill Lynch currency manipulators
Reprinted with permission from the latest Minarets Issue 8 journal of creative writing, edited by Erena Shingade (Compound Press,$15). and available at Unity Books.
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