Poems

Trevor Bailey: Penno

Penno (Pennant Hills 2120) The grass is often greener here, A terrace house is pretty rare; A backyard barbie’s not too dear, For café life we don’t much care. A terrace house is pretty rare. (The trendy crowd think we’re quite dull.) For café life we don’t much care. (Suburban life’s their living hell.) The trendy crowd think we’re quite dull, Some write about us in the press; Suburban life’s their living hell: A dreary wasteland sans redress. Some write about us in the press, A handy straw man sitting prime: “A dreary wasteland sans redress!” It seems convention is…

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