Poems

Michael Mintrom: What’s Hidden Inside

What’s Hidden Inside A Serbian Australian imprisoned in Croatia for war crimes   1. This boatshed doubles as a hideaway. I look toward the weathered jetty, The ketch tethered against it. The sun’s Just set. In the last light, seagulls Circle, diving at fish scraps tossed From a launch heading out. The bed where I rest Has a blue throw, soft pillows, clean sheets. Close by, a sea chest holds whiskey, dried fruit, A Swiss Army knife. Good as this is, I sense what’s to come with the morning tide.     2. The night cinema. I’m inside a castle…

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