moon smash

          moon smash

evening
out on the sky

cloud patching over
the dark lay of stars
like rain moving
down in earth

i come to this sky
from the fret of love
talking of giving it away
taking it out on myself
the loss, that is.
hers, mine, his
something that won’t
come to rest on
the gambling wheel.

i greet this autumn
at the river.
sky deeper than the
sky above
discover a moon
east showing
its smashed heart
amidst the
cloud.

sydney
may 1998

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