Watching Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake at Yours

1 November 2018

For Steve

This side of Melbourne, the river is a family trust.
Mummy houses, Daddy houses
and the mural of Kanye, which,
this side of Melbourne,
is a mural of Kanye.

Laughing in the lift we are
two queers who work too hard.

Now the prince is shirtless and covered in sweat.
Now Odette is shirtless and covered in sweat.

Standing at the window telling me
He was first and last.

Now you are staring at the train line.
Now I am staring at the private school.

Walking to the station telling me
Not a hopeless romantic anymore.

Now I am holding onto you.
Now I am saying I want to conjure you a boy.

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