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Monday's Poem

Kevin Gillam is a West Australian writer. His first book of poems, entitled Other Gravities, was published in 2003, and he has had numerous other poems appear in journals and literary magazines throughout Australia and New Zealand. He works in Perth as a secondary school music teacher, free-lance 'cellist and creative writing tutor.

© 2006 Kevin Gillam



and sea breathes louder,
out in creeds of spume, gulls in
squabble for full stops.

you wish you were up there, all
warm updrafted and
weightless. oceans — who draws the

dotted lines? found a
bottle once, flung off Cape Town,
read the message, but

scrawl of weed said more. does sand
tire of this rush then
suck? "flottle" — best word for it,

while tonight, moon brushed orange,
in no mood for rhyme