Song for a City

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

 
Reality begins with the first retelling.
Memory snips around stories...

 
Intercity distance.
We know the globe as a patched work of countries...

 
The speed of life.
Darling machines we live with...

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

 
A poem about pedestrians.
There are no footprints in the City...

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

 
A city born at the crossroads.
Long ago, before the first cities were built...

 
How does your city grow?
High walls: the weeded gardens...

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

 
Eulogy for the twin towers.
Bound for the new world...

 
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