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Overdose

Posted on April 3, 2013 at 2:14 1 Comment

Overdose

 

 

A man will die in Laos.

Today, and tomorrow.

 

Today and tomorrow

a man will change a tire.

 

Behind him a mountain

in its 50th century

of slash and burn.

A waterfall, rapids.

 

A boy drinks methanol

at a Blue Moon party

 

on an island

where the souls of the dead

are rarely encountered

but often…

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Poem

Posted on April 3, 2013 at 2:13 0 Comments

Poem

 

And what shall

you do with yourself

oh tiny poem

in the vastness of white space,

your privilege?

Poem: the Day Danno Died

Posted on October 26, 2012 at 11:30 0 Comments

The Day Danno Died (i. m. James MacArthur)

 

The day Danno from Hawaii Five O died

it was 84 degrees Fahrenheit and sunny.

Somebody, not me, had found some shoes

of a fifties vintage

in Uyeda's Shoe Store in Puck's Ally

where boxes are stacked every which way.

 

The day Danno died somone in Hawai'i

had probably entered Masako's Candy & Gifts

which is on the ocean side of Beretania,

between Piikoi…

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An Absolutely Ordinary Elephant

Posted on October 23, 2012 at 18:13 0 Comments

My Les A Murray parody

An Absolutely Ordinary Elephant

 

 

An absolutely ordinary elephant makes tracks

to the breeding grounds of India

stops off to raid the Frost Free, terrorise

a few local farmers. Now that

forests are a vague memory (even

to an elephant who can't forget)

he finds beer and Sang Som liquor

absolutely to his taste.

Maybe he could cry, but doesn't.

A decade past he blundered…

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Comment Wall (4 comments)

At 10:01 on March 4, 2010, Adrian Wiggins said…
Hey Adam, welcome to the Sydney Poetry social network. You are member #4. Hope you like the site. Sorry not to see you the other night at workshop. Cheers, Adrian.
At 14:09 on March 5, 2010, Niobe Syme said…
Adam, come to the next workshop!
At 7:39 on February 8, 2012, Bridget Cameron said…

Thanks for accepting my friendship request. All the best with you poetry :).

At 17:32 on April 14, 2012, william james falls said…

Thanks Adam for your words of support, I need them all. bill falls

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