Newman Street

By | 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


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


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


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


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