This poem is taken from Stand 227, 18(3) September - November 2020.

Louisa Campbell Boy
Often, Boy is tied and beaten by Mum & Dad. Boy learns
to tiptoe around the house. Boy locks Tied & Beaten in the
cupboard where they shout and rattle the doorknob.

Boy calls Teacher wanker, but Teacher does not tie or beat him.
This feels like love. Sometimes Boy plays truant in Albert Park,
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