(30 August 1953 - / Clark / Australia)

A Hempen Helix

The landlord's men have cut my rope
and flung it far from me;
there's barely now three feet of it
still hanging from my tree –

I cannot lash, I cannot bind,
and I cannot take my life:
the landlord's men have severed hope
with their indentured knife.

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Can 8 lines speak more well of bondage, I could simply visualize him......