A star suspends on the rooftree of a big house,
The chimneystack, once bronchial
the neighbours are out in the bay streets
till something fossicks leaves near me
At the field gate by hill top farm
admiring the sleeping horses
who dream so perpendicular to heaven.
Robert James Berry lives and writes in Auckland, New Zealand. His work has been widely published. His fifth collection Sun Music is available from Ginninderra Press (Port Adelaide: Australia).
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