Monthly Archives: October 2009

for Jane

The sun shimmers off Lilydale Lake. Sheep or clouds Range fat and white across a picture perfect sky. Reeds paint broken lines on a mud brown canvas. My friend Lets a bubble of anger rise, A cry against despair—— Everywhere … Continue reading

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Jesus and the lads take form Freeze-framed in turn in light that lights Their faces, hands and feet in turn. Michael sees how little paint is left to see When Jesus face dissolves in operatic soars And Leo cracks like … Continue reading

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Wherever he may be, Devendra Would have Chinese children, and me, Even if I were in China, I would not be. Miners would not wake me in the mornings And St Kilda would not smell of sea. If he were … Continue reading

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It feels like forever I’ve had this stabbing pain in my shoulder 27 Sept after W. G. Sebald

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In a world where nothing moves The blink of her eye Is cataclysmic. The man of the future Has but one memory Holding him to the past. But when he returns there He sees the horror on her beautiful face … Continue reading

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You lay in a box hidden in a cupboard; Where was the honour in that? What became of your infamous wishes, of which I had never heard? Did you really crave the sea Enough to spurn your last lover’s bed? … Continue reading

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i have NEVER liked my body not even as a kid in school. Tub- rub-a-dub the moony brothers called me on the bus. i had to play home base i could not run. i could not see to hit the … Continue reading

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