eclipsing binary – Bronwyn Lang

(for Steve from Sydney)
enroute to the airport
you threw a fit out the window
so I stopped the car
refused to start the engine
watched  you
from the driver’s seat
hunched in the  humidity
searching the verge
till an insect
brilliant iridescent
shimmering
landed eye level
inside the windscreen
and we stared with interest
at each other
it was a long time
till you found the syringe
got back in the car
                                            and missed your plane