Lachlan Brown


On line two

Some things are clear
                                         like when the carriage
bursts into graffiti and discounted sunlight

or a woman rises to leave
                                                and her seat snaps shut
like a sharp rebuke or a director calling cut.

But later the breeze will catch the scraps of rubbish

so that they twist in the air
                                                     like perfumed unruly thoughts



Lachlan Brown is a lecturer at Charles Sturt University in Wagga. His poems have appeared in journals including Heat, Southerly, Westside, Mascara and Hermes. He has been the recipient of the Marten Travelling Bequest for poetry and is currently working with Giramondo on his first full volume of poetry which will be available late 2012.