Poem: From the Notebooks of Poet J XV – XVIII


XV.       CLOSE-UP


A plain black page

might say nothing,

or it might be

a close-up

of a fraction

of the first letter

of the book

that tells you everything



XVI.   FOCAL POINT [Written on the middle pages of a blank exercise book]

How small

the things

that occupy us





The poet sits

not saying a word

The silence

contains more envy,

desire and anger

than he could ever

have recited



XVIII. CHARITY [Written on a series of banknotes,

             in ascending order of value]


The nature

of gratitude

is to always



(from “The God in the Box”, Agàpe Publications, 2003)


Poetry, poem, speculative poetry, science fiction poetry, Australian poetry, British poetry

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