Friday, February 4, 2011

When the water subsided

When the water subsided
air cleaned of whistle and fog
debris swept from lawns, roads
living rooms ghosts
flattened shingles and twisted metal  treasures
there was so much silence
the tap of your hand
on my arm
was a sonic boom
compressing every sound wave
into one
gigantic sigh.

Authors for Queensland made over $20,000 for the Flood Appeal! I enjoyed it so much (and Qlders now have the Yasi cyclone aftermath too), that I've decided to offer my last 5 stock copies of Repulsion Thrustposted anywhere for anyone who donates $10 or more to Just email me the receipt and your postal address and I'll get a copy to you straightaway. Thank you!

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