Tuesday, October 31, 2006

the rainbow mall

around the ultra-modern water-walled
new shopping mall people still
put up fence in the old way:

thin slices of old bamboo that cut
into yellow palms, bits of wire and
the reliable softness of the red earth

of jakarta.

Monday, October 16, 2006

late night in a bus to newcastle

was there frost
on windows did we blow

kisses to the dark
outside did you point

to the two overlapping

circles was your arm around
my neck did you say

going, going, going

is this what's happening
now to you and my memory of

going, going, going