Type
Poetry

Before Autumn

it was
half
tracked leggies

dispatched
to the
outfield

in the
shadow
of a 747.

at the shopping
centre
the perfume,

lingerie and coca cola
all went
untouched.

beef black bean
cooled
in the bain-marie.

that summer
when
you stopped

in hong
kong,
the grid

was down,
the intersections
were chaos.

Liam Ferney is a poet. He lives in Brisbane. His poetry collections are Popular Mechanics and Career.
© Liam Ferney
Overland 204-spring 2011, p. 115

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Liam Ferney’s most recent collection Content (Hunter Publishing) was shortlisted for the Judith Wright Calanthe Award. His previous collections are Boom (2013) and Popular Mechanics (2005). He is a media manager, poet and aspiring left-back living in Brisbane.

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