Along River Road II
Sometimes the radio station listens to us
Outside the pretty ferns gather and shiver
while ago I lived upstairs in town.
I find a beautiful Texan woman to be friends with.
My husband is handsome
The mountain snaps like a clean sheet
while ago I slept on a beach at Troy,
There is a half-decent café
One day I walk to the black sands beach.
Keep loving all the wrong people.
Someone should write a song about it.
Along River Road III
Lynn Davidson is the author of three collections of poetry, How to live by the sea, Tender and Mary Shelley’s Window, and a novel, Ghost Net. Her poetry and short stories have appeared in Sport, Landfall, Turbine and The Red Wheelbarrow. She has a poem in the new edition of the poetry anthology Big Weather, poems of Wellington, and in Great Sporting Moments, The Best of Sport Magazine. In 2003 she was awarded the Louis Johnson Writer’s Bursary. She has had a poem selected for The Best of Best New Zealand Poems.
The River Road poems are part of an upcoming collection of poetry and essays, Common Land.
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