publishing poetry only

Monday's Poem

Kevin Gillam is a West Australian poet with poems published in numerous Australian and overseas journals. He has had two books of poems published, both by SunLine Press, Other Gravities in 2003 and permitted to fall in 2007. He works as a secondary school music teacher, free-lance 'cellist and conductor, and is married with two step-children.

© 2008 Kevin Gillam

       in a hurried life

in a hurried life
you might run your tongue along
a picket fence, learn

about splinters, you
might conclude that the Disprin
pill moon is insol-

uble, you might put
your net around one God, then
get stung by the hive.

in a hurried life
you might find instructions for
grieving, you might have

ration books for dreams.
in a hurried life you might
forget to climb through

the man-hole of sky