Coogee

The cliffs like the broken glass,
jagged wall the waves test the sediment
barnacles seaweed
the sun stinging your neck.

The waves like friday night violence
spilling over,
the families in the day restore the seaside idle.

The tourists dreaming enjoy the tipsy surf
or get caught by the rip
hopefully to be saved.
the bodies of the dead swell up and tour the cliffs.

The helicopter makes a magnificent entrance
public order depends on a fly over.
the police watch the lazy crowds
the crowds lie baking in the sun.
waiting for our dreams to set in stone.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s