Keith Nunes


bridging into the city

we pass under the sagging Rodney bridge
with its flamingo legs,
a morning quake
shakes rain from the clouds
as we storm toward the stiffened city

the baroque bendings
of our argument
push me to open the window and
breathe in what everyone else is breathing out

rising glibly over the Waitemata
and slap!
into ferocious humanity
rudderless and rude
and steering my wheel



Keith Nunes lives beside Lake Rotoma near Rotorua, New Zealand. He’s had works published widely in New Zealand and also in bulkier nations. He has been anthologised, commended in competitions (means 4th) and is a Pushcart Prize nominee. His book of poetry/short fiction, catching a ride on a paradox, is sold by the lunatic fringe.