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Monday's Poem

© 2014 by Kevin Gillam

Kevin Gillam is a West Australian poet with poems published in numerous Australian and overseas journals. He has three books of poems published: Other Gravities and Permitted to Fall with Sunline Press, and Songs sul G as part of Two Poets with Fremantle Press in 2011. He works as Director of Music at Christ Church Grammar School in Perth.



too many birds, yes,
too many for logic,
a squadron of black cockatoos,
cries like can openers,
sharp around the rim of sky.
collective leading,
a tag team of wakes.
too many for a chorus of updrafts,
too many for the thoughts
of too few,
too many for the sullen work of bridges.
winged fiction, air-pocketed,
scythed from page,
sleek and paragraphed.
too many for lighthouses,
for regret,
too many for ships or why.
Thursday, etched on blue,
residue of clouds.
these birds, sly bells,
too many for an abacus,
for creeds or commandment,
enough for belief


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