Poetry (Day 237): Square Pegs

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Square Pegs

According to a sticker
I saw today, immigrants
should “Fit in or fuck off.”
It made me wonder.

Should the immigrants
fit in with the rich people
with the harbour views,
eating canapés on the weekends
and going to the opera.
Or with the battlers
just trying to get by,
staying at home
because it is all they can afford.

Or with the farmers
who work from sun up ’til sundown
in the dust and flies.
Or maybe the artists, hiding
away with their work,
sometimes coming out
to blink in the sunshine.

Or should the immigrants
fit in with the hipsters
or the uni students
or the drug addicts
or the basketballers
shooting hoops in the park?

Or maybe they should fit in
with the redneck bogans
who put stickers on their cars
and demand that the whole world
be just like them?

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