Wednesday, May 25, 2016

POEM: "Fancy That"

Fancy That

The animals the fishes and the birds fly

the emus scoot when they’re frightened
they were so big Als das Kind Kind war
the bugs plant life and the Swamp Thing
I think of them as I drink a strong coffee
the cheese pears bacon the satay sauce
the butter oils and chemical food flavours
nothing in the sky tonight no moon no stars
I see Dorothea Lange’s old photos of battlers
who entered the Depression for just a minute

now it's like we’ll destroy anything for a feed
O the expense by which nothing ever comes

to see the parting clouds the moon the mess
you want to write the poem that fixes Babylon.

© 2013 Rob Schackne

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