At the Darling Harbour Convention Centre

1 May 2012

At the conference lunch
the industry chatterboxes turn
a gavotte, then prop and scythe
about the buffet loading
up pot roast, pumpkin salad,
rendang. Says the keynote
speaker bignoting counterflow
down the queue: “Hey I’m on
the Be More Biodynamic
close-out,
next up.”
Tops.
Our gaze drains
to the Harbour, a heaving sluice
of yachts and city views — it retains
all our best attempts at describing
its irruption then chucks them back,
like we don’t know what we’ve got,
which is a Paddy’s Market tchotchke
or a box of chocolates, “spent coins
of abiding love,” you say. Good one,
thanks hon
.

This entry was posted in 38.0: SYDNEY and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

Related Posts:

Please read Cordite's comments policy before joining the discussion.