Within my memory the history textbook has been rewritten three times

for the NZ Land Girls  


A hell of a day for picking cabbages. 
Ask us while we’re alive— 
their coveralls and their raincoats and hats— 
aren’t there enough men?  

Ask us while we’re alive 
sitting in windows or standing in recesses. 
Aren’t there enough men— 
from a conversation with the censor.

Sitting in windows or standing in recesses, 
no mention was made in the papers.