We blunder through each business meal.
to watch big business make its case
A Mark so many came to feel
Mark of money. Mark of place.
The many claims for men he took.
So many women claim his mind.
The many feels: how many look.
For pants-led damages we find
In her killer-David claim
Many other store’s agreed.
That the bosses harmless name
phoned the flames of Savage deed
But most in daily press we claim.
How her power-digger work
touched unwelcome women shame
And gagged in gold our Fraser-Kirk
* based on ‘London’ from Songs of Innocence and of Experience, by William Blake; with text 100 per cent recycled from ‘The damage done’, by Fenella Souter, in the Sydney Morning Herald Good Weekend, 4 December 2010, pp. 16–24.