Poem — John O’Connor

Memo: Fragrant as a Rose

 

It is reported that Comrade Stalin has smiled. Fleetingly.
Between vodka and signing permissions for fresh
interrogations,
Comrade Beria had mentioned the Civic Crèche
and an upcoming visit to Australia. Comrade Stalin’s
distrust of our ANZAC Comrades is rumoured.
Rose petals are to be scattered daily before
the Corridors of Justice. Until further notice. It is reported
that Comrade Stalin has smiled.

 

John O’Connor

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