From where we stood, careening quiet.
The knives of shepherds slit the lambs.
Later, the huge apparatus. When.
When but before us, another
district militarised in boredom,
another hotplate oiled for serfdom;
handles on everything near.
City, your embrace is untold,
and you are no Westminster Bridge.
After all, it is still a twenty-first century.
Still paper and violence.
One poppy in the sidewalk mud
The lunar scar makes him reluctant to smile,
especially during glacial melt.
Wow – put a barrier between me and flare.
Port Island, destination and warm home,
discloses the ghosts of ferry dead in dither.
The snow spangles with each touch.
Sanctimony of the Reserve Bank
announces its amazed press conference.
Bank’s warning repeats last quarter’s:
‘the insistent voice cuts the long grass’.
Can radiation help.
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