29 Dec 2009

Port Melbourne, 5am -- Tim Metcalf


The sky
through these two windows
an eggshell blue.

the birds chip away
at the night,

and I,
as cuckoo-man,
prepare to leave

this nest.
Day cracks open,
harsh light soars in. 

Source: Porter, D & Millett, J (eds) 1989, ‘On Struggle Street – An Anthology of New Poets’, Poetry Australia 122, South Head Press, Port Melbourne.

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