Creative Portfolio

A collection of published memoir, poetry and creative non-fiction.

 

Street Lessons

Inspired by Baby Guerilla street art. Photo by Anna Brasier

Inspired by Baby Guerilla street art. Photo by Anna Brasier

Between the faded font

a kaleidoscope of colours

mingle and blend

on warm concrete.

Plaster paste, mortar, glue —

street decoupage.

Crouched low, she works her hand.

The can rocks and hisses,

its mist covers the faded red bricks.

Toots! Sup?

Alfresco art — a new tag line.

On round windows,

bird shit

piled like termite mounds;

her laneway, her canvas.

Plastic bags float and dance;

they rustle.

Coffee cups, fallen leaves —

The Viet Times, page twenty-five:

Furniture going cheap.

The Guerrilla fresco soars above.

Her hands grapple the red brick.

Barefooted, she reaches

higher, higher — heaven beyond her fingertips.

He follows behind.

Not swimming; not flying.

Floating

upwards and over,

like the plastic bags,

the leaves, the coffee cups.

(Published in Platform Magazine 2014)

 

 

 

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