Essays by Thomas Moran, Jonno Revanche, Michael Griffiths and Abigail Fisher. New poety and fiction from Aidan Coleman, Alan Fyfe, Gareth Morgan, Janet Jiahui Wu, Dan Hogan, Kerry Greer and more.
published 31 August 2008
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
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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