Today’s contribution to poetry month is Michael Leunig’s The Awfulisers from Poems 1972 – 2002, published by Viking.
Every night and every day
The awfulisers work away,
Awfulising public places,
Favourite things and little graces;
Awfulising lovely treasures,
Common joys and simple pleasures;
Awfulising far and near
The parts of life we held so dear:
Democratic clean and
Awful, awful, awful awful.
– Michael Leunig –