Thursday, July 14, 2005

Morayfield, 15:26

Coffee-dried tired tear-eyes
Drifting non-aware shifting shock
When hush before the crowd around
Fall between the lines
Corner eyebrow tracks of red
Bare chest, shell necklace
Swearing "Mother-fucking cunt"
"Your mistress" and "your family"
Toddler ears - nothing said
Calm down, sit down, train delay
Passengers: Assault.

Kick "be gentle", baby gurgle
Driver crackle mobile phone
"Move to Cairns", "want go home"
Huddle in my corner, my mind, in rhythm,
Three dollars, no packed undies, Fifteen twenty-one.
Announcement: "shortly",
Unnoticed ambulance hands of blue
Shift; Applause.