They are strong and stubborn, this clan,
hiding their suffering and struggle
for an age until it must erupt in anger
and the fear of loss.
Here is the breaking point of old, worn lives
and new beginnings, men who stand up tall
or who, weak in their hearts and legs,
stumble in pitfalls; men with their strength in words,
Here are the hearts of women, bitter, hard,
ready to fight at any moment
for the thing they love, or stuck in limbo
of their own slow grief and grudge.
The Herd runs at The Bush Theatre until 26 October