The ibises have moved along
have gone upmarket
grubbing in the well manicured lawns
of Davis Court.
Something needs to be done.
They look more dowdy than ever.
Reminds me of the time
in the Adelaide Central Market
during an upgrade
when the benches inside Coles supermarket
where I used to wait for my paraplegic friend
to do his shopping
were all suddenly removed;
What the &^%$$%, we all said,
our little community of bench people.
management see – sawed for a while
but after constant badgering
a junior manager not yet used to the ropes
admitted — wait for it —
the benches were removed to keep
the riff-raff out