Nation. The seat of power
is one that must travel.
If it was to ever stop
the populace would revolt.
Folk who stay in one place
are a public nuisance
who don’t get rid of their own
trash, who have a reputation
as thieves from the greater majority
who are travellers. Stayers
Put pressure on others as they insist
on a place to put down roots,
occupy a piece of land when all
land is in common to be used by all.
Stayers cordon off land with fences
which restrict travel and onward journey.
From A World Where (Nixes Mate Press, 2017)
© 2017, Paul Brookes