At the Darling Harbour Convention Centre

By | 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
next up.”
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

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