Newman Street

1 May 2012

orange & white pots
square in the middle of the sill
of the house opposite
its blind always half-drawn over curtains

a mirror image to this house
the rooms must be the same shape

a large woman leans over the fence
appearing impassive

the sun moves across her face

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across on the corner of the street
a house yard surrounded by a cyclone fence
young couples often stand examining
pieces of wrought iron

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the TV set doesn’t work properly
it’s lost its vertical hold
actors feet hang from the top of the screen
over their talking heads

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the corner milk bar is often out of milk
the red phone isn’t always there

1978

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