A cool northerly forecasts a change
and the reflection of branches,
imprinted on the windowpane
like a chemical explosion past Honey Mountain,
are force enough to make me
fetch up my laptop and make more
of this day than it or I deserve.
Listening to WPA’s Roaring Days,
the neighbour’s kid doing scooterlaps
of the backyard, I can’t name the birds
that sing the dusk into darkness.
We can’t really promise anything,
but for now the lights come on,
the sun sets and the pink moon rises.
Liam Ferney‘s most recent collection is Hot Take (Hunter Publishing). He holds the games record for the New Farm Traktor Collective.