Thursday, July 28, 2016

POEM: "Burr-blind"


With only
an old mattock
to cut burrs
in my youth
missed a million
horses watched me
in the top
now must find
them all again
socks of burrs
clothes of seed

© 2016 Rob Schackne

Monday, July 18, 2016

POEM: "Back To Back"

Back To Back
                        for David Oliver

The terms of being together
narratives of circumference
brings greatest heartache
how (before very long)
the centre is a lost cause
two lovers at opposite ends
of an ever growing circle
stopped like a coin put on edge
a plate washed and shelved
or an egg unset spinning
a yarn without an ending
then stilled, finally the heart.

© 2016 Rob Schackne

Saturday, July 2, 2016

POEM: "Australian Election"

Australian Election

I know how eternal hope springs
now 25 years without recession
a promise of a job or a decent wage
of no redundancies or cutbacks
then that premise of power
in the heart with no electricity
how a cat comes to you for warmth
a small suspension of reason
and how we shout and cheer
that hope will spring eternal
and a few asses in Parliament
and 12 submarines make a difference
in the election of fools no comment

© 2016 Rob Schackne