Macquarie Street – Dave Drayton

Trampolines break limbs
And a bee stung
Your anaphylactic sister
A decade on
She’s anorexic
But only during business hours
In that silver outcrop of a building

Canteens break budgets
That’s what she said
Twenty-three and child free
Sprouting nuggets of wisdom
Like a housewife pre-equality
Steer clear of the nuggets

A gold rush
Just yesterday at the pub
Happy hour office drinks
And loose wall panelling
Beneath the pokies
Turned us all to loose-change leprechauns
All the colours of
It rained though

Brandishing brollies
Pedestrian knights
He’s dreaming of jousting sticks
Bought second hand like in the movies