01 September 2011



The skull they said was Ned’s
wasn’t Kelly’s head – forensic
guys surmised it from some DNA
that matched remains the gaol
had never tried identify before;
but I believe they might have
shied a little bit about the
time Ned Kelly passed away

For me the legend never died –
there is no way a fable of our age
was flawed as much as justice
wrath implied in vengeance
sought and paid as of a right
to hang a merry highwayman
© 1 September 2011, I. D. Carswell