Keith Nunes



I sense the obelisk will topple
and the crash will cause a flutter across the Pacific,
waves carrying butterflies
with transcendent news,
some plastic figurine calling himself a saint
spouting Simon and Garfunkel lyrics
and collecting stars from the Southern Cross
will change you and I into something glorious—
a fluoro lemony jelly-bean devoid of malice



Keith Nunes (Tauranga, New Zealand) is a former newspaper sub-editor who now strings words together for pure pleasure. He’s been published in Landfall, Poetry NZ, Takahe etc and in the US and UK and proudly in Snorkel. He lives with artist Talulah Belle and eats once in a while.