poem | Dan Disney

spring 2008
ISBN 978-0-9775171-9-0
published 31 August 2008




(Melbourne dusk)


The occupancy rates (more cradles. Immediately!) up
this shut-doored city of tram-song and grey

outpost principalities hammerfalling
and vacuumed, guidebook flowerbeds daubed KEEP OUT

below onceuponatime rain the hysteria, bright as chandeliers in bones
the churchbells

hollow-mouthed on knolls
and swivel-chaired dilettanti, dynastic in their clockwork minds. Do not

fool with the lightswitches here: utter in your best Zen to the click
click clicking of mortgaged heels.

© Dan Disney
Overland 192 – spring 2008, p. 83


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