Poems

Richard Stanton: ‘Manly Maybe’, ‘Tilba Tilba New Year’s Eve’ and ‘Trackwork’

Manly Maybe Smells of chicken Pizza shops and fish Maybe Eat them In the sun Warm wine with a paper dish And the girls Ruining their feet In rubber thongs But Not my eyes With their breasts And See-through sarongs Richard Stanton   Tilba Tilba New Year’s Eve Six hours south they drive Pioneers of the East Sustained In the early evening drizzle By blood orange Cointreau On ice Tweets Selfies Set strategically About the iron fire cauldron As the Possum’s Cloak descends Sparks fly Droplets fall Settling quietly on Rockabilly outfits Expensive and uniform Complete with Ironic hats Go…

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