Song for a City

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

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

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

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

 
How many feet have passed here?
There are no footprints in the City...

 
A superhighway of faces.
I bus to Perth / must cost less...

 
The looking-glass city.
Winter passed in procession, rapid...

 
A story about streets.
Long ago, before the first cities were built...

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

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

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

 
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