‘Union Jack’ was first published in Asylum, issue # 2 [page 11] [ISSN 2230-3235]. New Zealand. 2011
(the national flag of the United Kingdom)
If we had Royal Mail
then I would pop the Jack in an envelope
and send it back to where it belongs.
The Union was and is British.
Aotearoa was quite clear
that it didn’t want the flood
of red, white and blue.
Almost two hundred and fifty years later
we still pay the price
of having someone else’s flag
rule over our own.
I know you can’t go home
but at least respect our suffering
and leave our flag alone.
Thank you so much for reading ‘out for lunch’. If you are reading and want to contribute, please do. Thanks Kel.