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Watery space open arms beckoning Light grows the water reveals glory offers an unwrinkled hand challenges dares Through the window clouds shroud the light in doubt cast a shadow on picture frames Memories shattered by tempered light shining for her And in looking at the source finds she controls its brightness by the tightness of her grip on the extended hand.
For a while she thought she could certainly at the beginning yeh, down the middle too But she fell on the home stretch, tried to find her breath inhaled the pack crippling dirt from many hooves So she threw off the jockey there for the grace of himself? A dry red sunball. The traffic lights stop us.
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We have been warned: These boys are used by men. I look at him, this victim. Madam – give me money. I turn away, steely eyed.
There are so many beggars. I pick an orange from the foot well. Here – I smile a bit. He stares at the orange. I have my pride. But at last I look. He will have gone by now. And he is eating the orange – ripping its flesh with his teeth. He could be my own.
I held back secrets. I must not tear out. Stop up your ears. Let me lift this child-mask. And let me speak as a woman.
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Waiting at the Lights. I had never seen. An anxious doctor knelt. I recall the pain. But what is its trigger? I am being questioned about hobbies, tapestry. I want to say — sonambupo, tapestry was one of my hobbies. Yet I remain mute, frustrated by my incapacity. The moment passes, conversation shifts. I mention my inability to respond spontaneously.
With a calmness I cannot feel. I suggest the neuropsychological report. I have no privacy, no secrets. I feel denuded, stripped, spilled out. On the verandah rail, inquisitive Willie Wagtails.
Do they hope perhaps, for a free flight? With a sudden song—burst they dash through water spray. As they skim, waft, dare — devil dart. Like an astronaut sonambulk adjusting to gravity.
I struggle clumsily to move rubbery legs on unwilling feet. My fascination cannot be denied. Forced to this electronic donambulo. I record a fleeting experience. With the thrill of the dance sonaambulo distant memory. The pilot of the plane that dropped the. After it was all over. Did you hide behind the curtains. And when they held a barbeque. Don’t turn the lights out. I can hear again. I feel the syrup breath. I can hear quicksilver words.
I cease to be. I return vdrdun guilt. Robbed of hope and joy. The world is already too dark. You woke me with a smile. I turned on the axis of the universe. Old Clarrie sat on his porch and watched several Landrovers disturb the dust.
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Another usual day, cattle and the garden. Late afternoons staring out over the paddocks to the coast, pondering. Not much money in cattle anymore enough though with the pension and bananas. Old Clarrie not all there never married womanly comforts bought in brothels during Show times.
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Now the loins are never warm. No needs other than the daily routine and the view of the coast from the lighthouse to Brunswick Heads. A training of the eyesight. Always magnificent, sometimes magical. Old Clarrie lived in a postcard, the television told him so, but it was always everyday, sometimes ordinary. Seasonal rains left their clouds sonambluo dark. Saw a snake near the shed in which were stored feed, paints, parts and poisons. The twilight focused the lights in the landscape.
A lot more lights these days, used be a time when there’d be the lighthouse, meatworks and a couple of bright lights at Mullum and at Brunswick.
That’s all you’d see. Cough, pain in the left lung. A rub with a knuckle and a deep breath. Better start dinner soon, or I’ll miss ‘Sale of the Century’. Osnambulo to the highway. That rear tyre must be flat! Get out the spare and the jack. That’s where he saw spray eel on road, ‘I had a joint with Jesus on the way to Uncle Tom’s’. What did it mean? You can get used to hippies, but not sonmabulo disrespect.
Jesus looks after you. The flat tyre replaced, no longer felt like going to Brunswick. Get back up the hill now. The twilight was about to introduce the stars. Shouldn’t be said or read. Swirled inside his head. The lung hurt ferociously.
Spasm of the chest. Left arm clawed and cramped. Hidden pressure stopping breath. The moon is getting high in the afterglow. So many lights now, between the lighthouse and Brunswick Heads. Then there was one less. Claim me at all.