Friday, August 31, 2012

Poems in the wild #22

Turns out I totally thought I had posted this poem about a week ago, but no! Being on leave will do that to you.

Poem #22 (8 of spades) was released at the Forum Theatre during the Melbourne International Film Festival. (It was dark, yo.)

Ghosts of university
Slink into the house like a slogan
Expectant and pretentious
Hiss at stink of contradiction
Appreciation and hindsight
Slides degrees under the heads
Of sleeping children
I will remove those splinters
Before they wake to infect
Cleave an expectation.

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