Song for a City

The city is Perth, Australia. The stories are real enough.

 
City mile/country mile.
We know the globe as a patched work of countries...

 
History is as close as yesterday.
Memory snips around stories...

 
Tale(s) of public transport.
I bus to Perth / must cost less...

 
City journeys end where they begin.
There are no footprints in the City...

 
Born running.
Darling machines we live with...

 
Some days the city lives.
Winter passed in procession, rapid...

 
How roads became.
Long ago, before the first cities were built...

 
Your own little bit of nature.
High walls: the weeded gardens...

 
Manhattan ash in the living room.
Bound for the new world...

 
Song for a suburb.
Unlike happiness, you can't buy a home...

 
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