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Miss Communique

September 16, 2019


Miss Communique The wind shifts The smoke signal drifts Miss communique Dark clouds gather Rain on its way The storm Drowns out The beating of the drums The pigeon flaps Into bad weather Its instincts turn haywire Relay runners drop their batons The town-crier is crook Too hoarse to call The news of the fall […]

Stamp Duty (preview)

May 30, 2015


The Big Issue has just published Stamp Duty. Here’s how the story starts: MY BROTHER rings. Out of the blue. From interstate, where he’s lived more than half his life. “I’ve been tidying the garage,” he says with a quiet enthusiasm, “and I’ve found your old stamp albums.” I reply, warmly, that I’m mildly curious […]