Redfern Station – Craig Billingham

Standing still at Redfern Station
replying to a friend’s request
that you no longer post photos
of her ex, you’re struck
by the waterfall of people
flowing backwards up the steps
like a run of salmon.
Typically such a fatalist
yet here, a space opens up inside of you
provides a stay of execution.
Before the wave begins again
this is what you notice –
a couple as they rendezvous
a child on her way from La Perouse.