sleight of hand

sleight of hand
december 2014

Pakuranga College entrance; image sourced from the Japanese site for study abroad

at high school
with an upward
sweep of the arm
the boy would rake
his hand back through
his wiry hair
look a moment
to the side
fold his arms
even tighter
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of roman parchment

of roman parchment
a Marco, poeta e traduttore

of roman parchment
This image of olive trees in Puglia, Italy was sourced from the website ‘The Conversation’ where it was credited to risteski goce on Shutterstock.

i saw
a wind of olives
clung to the
heard the
leaves a rain
of finest silver
come through
the dark greenness
along the branches
splaying out
like broken roads
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