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Lee Ilai Aholima
Niue / New Zealand

untitled sculpture - Shane Eggleton
Lee Ilai Aholima was born in Niue and came to live in New Zealand at the age of 6. Brought up in Invercargill, Southland, he now lives in Auckland and currently works in IT. Lee has self-published 2 books, Takai, and Penina he magafaoa, with the help of Creative NZ.
Westminster Politics in Niue

Someone must pay.
We are  blameless
they say.
All in agreement?
That is the Westminster way
in the islands.

Whose authority do I tread on?
No one will question
what has been passed on
our political assemblies,
the premier shall upon
law simply decide for himself.

There is a society
of politicians
and the rest in all sobriety
drowning in those decisions.
What rights do I have
living in political impropriety?