Five Short Poems

A dog shaking herself? No.

The French window shudders open.

Shoes all around the house

upstairs and downstairs

too many doors.


This is where I sat

that is the radio I listened to

as the fires took hold.

Laughing like a fool

after the bushfires

the earthquake.

The legless girl at Flinders Street

stands up supported by two men

her legs akimbo like a newborn foal.

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