Random notes on socialist realism when manufacturing is 10% of the economy

Banksy graffito

[Some Australian words used in the following poem: ‘fibro’ is a cheap asbestos sheeting once used to build working class houses in Australia; ‘utes’ are utility vehicles much favoured by the working class; ‘colorbond’ is a cheap metal sheeting used for roofs and fences; ‘maccas’ is the diminutive for McDonalds]

Random notes on socialist realism when manufacturing is 10% of the economy

the flag on the fibro

travelling with a pram?
remember
to hold on to the pram

unemployed battlers
three car garage
three gleaming utes
across the lawn, welcome

back to school everyone

in the Early Learning Centre
toddlers are learning
there’s no life
in colorbond fence, can’t wait

to go home
to the screens

Leisuredome Gym
The Natural Alternative
between maccas & KFC

last year 1,563,024 passengers
used this train station

lunch in the Thai
the metrosexual waiter
lip-syncs Thai pop
looking out on

James Castle & Sons
brassfounders, metal workers, ironworkers
now Gould’s Books & Video

selling unsold heaps
of socialist tracts

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~ by Peter Lach-Newinsky on March 7, 2012.

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