sort of day

sort of day
2 september 2018

Winning_Post_2
A Nestle ‘Winning Post’ box, with acknowledgments to the Mokau Museum & Gallery for use of this image.

not muchof a day out there,
rain clouds coming in
low, insistent truckies
dumping their loads down
the wind just where
you don’t want it,
the air damp
to the bone,
though you would have
thought it good enough,
a decent ‘breeze’ to sail in
tacking back and forth
across the chop of estuary
churning, or out in the garage
with tea and gingernuts
ferried out to you,
getting on with something
long put off,
later a strum on the mandolin,
guitar lifted carefully out
of its latched case,
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pinned

pinned
may 2015

Pinned
My thanks to the photographer Dave Leiker for his permission to use this photo of his I sourced from the ‘Casual Images’ section of his site kansasphotos.com.

woken
somewhere
on that long
run from
midnight
to the dawn
pinned by
the relentless
adamant
feeling
of self
narrow
as a
matchbox
coffin
pinned by
that feeling
squirming on it
butterfly
nailed
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