These early Spring nights in Brisbane are sparkling… the lights in the sky, so welcoming. It was good to be out chasing them last night, and even better to know that Cindy and Ashley were out there too! Here’s what we brought back for you…
Tell me about the dream where you pull my body from the boot
of a car and dress me in my wedding suit.
How it was just before midnight and you couldn’t sleep, the song
of the Sooty Owl, red as a police car’s siren.
How every time we kissed there was another blood
orange to slice into segments.
Look at the light shifting in the curtains. That means we have talked
too long. Tell me how all this will end:
that love ruins everything and the light will forever
possess our bodies.
Ending, I find no big picture
but details, the ones in books:
taking infinite pains to retain her balance;
statues, sent from this mansion in a truck.
There might be a surprise inheritance.
It has to wait until the denouement
the seal on the codicil being broken, the unknown
benefactor finally giving up his secret to those
gathered for the reading of the will.
Beginning is the same, seeing only
colorless protein strands instead of
a woman’s head of hair, the waves
making their way down
and down as though they have a place to go.