Poem of the Month, October, 2015: “Short Shorts” by John Malone

Short Shorts

Breeze

I watch the shirts
On the line
Breathe in and out

Letterboxes

They line up along
The footpath mouths open
Hungry for mail.

Exercise

This insect that just landed
Stretching wings, legs
Doing tai chi on the page.

Trigger

That rustling in the hedge
A short story
Stirring into life

Egg

Bald and black
As an emu’s egg, the helmet’s hatched
A biker’s head.
 
John Malone
Poem read at Ochre Coast Poets, Seaford Library, selected by Anthology editors, Murray Alfredson and Margaret Clark.