Peter Stewart

This is a security announcement

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Please do not leave
Bags unattended
Bags left unattended
May be removed
Without warning
Or destroyed
Or damaged
By the security services.

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Bags left unattended
May be sequestered
And kept in a dark room
Without the permission
Or knowledge
Of friends or family.
In the public interest
Bags left unattended
May be opened and
The contents investigated.
Bags may be moved
To another location
Without the permission
Or knowledge
Of the owner or
His/her representative.
Bags left unattended
May be destroyed
If they cannot be opened.
Management
Reserves the right
To take such measures
As required
In the interests of the public.

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Bags may be destroyed
By controlled explosion
Or surgically
By sophisticated equipment
Such as precision drones.
Or we may nail them to the tail
Of a startled dog
And explode them
In the presence
Of the perpetrators
Of the leaving of the bag
Unattended
Or in the presence
Of those with intent,
Presumed or otherwise,
So to do.

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Bags left unattended may
If necessary and
in the public interest
Be damaged by battering them
With hammers or
Attacking them with
Edged instruments
That will leave welts and cuts
In their plush leather
Or slit the tartan print
Of a Gucci handbag.

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In the interests of the public
The security services
May beat the bags
With baseball bats
Until they fall apart
Like a piñata
And the contents spill out
And the liquids in them run.
Do not believe but that
We will exterminate
And crush them
Like watermelons
Till their pips squeak.


This is a security announcement.

© Peter Stewart