Apr '12 3
This week's rescued piece is from Reading in the Dark by Seamus Deane (p105) and Flying the Kite by John Button (p31). Enjoy!



Dark kite

Fifty of the fattest
clumped hands
grabbed
petals of roses
on sacred rolling waves
in California.

An economy possessed.

Broken spirals
dashed arms
whirling in whitedown waters
clean cheeks
and fuck the flatter father
shocked the children.

Brothers, mothers, sobbing
a million marines marching
Jesus's sacred tabernacle
angrily stripped
pickaxed
in red cement.

In Australia
an array of undernourished millionaires
panic.


Posted by Jennifer Liston

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  1. Mike says:

    *Something 'fundamentalist Christian' about this one.

    I can also see Clive Palmer in there - fat hands, (intellectually) undernourished millionaire.

  2. Jen says:

    *Hahahaha MH, it's amazing how some of these words seem to fit some ideas and people perfectly... CP: good call!

    I think we crossed in the ether. I was just over at your bloggy place making a comment too!

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