His daddy was
a schoolteacher

and I empathise
with him

for that

So we hear
on Sunday night radio
Blues in the Bush

a sharp declaration
from the resident Blues Doctor
on a community radio station

His daddy was
a schoolteacher

is it still
a profession

what with everyone
expecting their offspring
to be kept on the straight
and the narrow

for that
do we not need
a whole community
and the whole community

for that
and much more

in the state
we are in

Bush Radio’s garrulous Blues Doctor makes a well-deserved point about that much-maligned profession, Sunday night, 1 March 2020.