Jobs I would never apply for

Despite career aspirations and a hefty mortgage
Commercial and Strategy Manager, Transfield Services;
despite the promise of tropical climes, the general ring of the title
Executive General Manager, Southern Pacific, Wilson Security;

and because of a personal loathing for the word compliance,
its association here with that harsh sounding branch,
Assistant Secretary, Immigration Compliance Branch,
Department of Immigration and Border Protection;

and given the documented trauma and abuse, especially
of children; a belief that the buck stops with me
Assistant Secretary, Offshore Operations Branch,
Department of Immigration and Border Protection;

but if there are jobs going in Transparency Services,
Benevolent Security
or the Welcome Division,
Department of Resettlement on Australian Soil
please send the position descriptions a s a p.

K A Nelson


K A Nelson is a prize-winning poet who has been published in Australian PoetryBest Australian Poems 2015Mascara Literary ReviewWesterly online : Crossings (2017) and The Canberra Times. She is currently writing a memoir with poetry at the University of Canberra as part of a Masters by Research program.

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