The Direction of the Road (poem)

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The Direction of the Road

(for Steph)

 

we follow the road

not exactly knowing

where it leads us …

 

downwards

to black tunnels rolling into

the strata of the earths crust

upwards

to weaving black hawks

tearing up the blue sky

 

the wind tousling your

marram grass hair

 

now you are drumming

your bone fingers

on a red formica table

nervous energy

you say

as a thin clear light

dances through the café

we discuss a thing

called love & other

stuff

 

perhaps we are lost

 

in these deep sea-green

chambers

 

lost like poems

 

unable to rise

out of sleep

 

Joanne Fisher

 

This was first published in Takahe.

 

This poem first appeared on this blog in February 2018.

 

 

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©2020 Joanne Fisher

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