I HEAR MOTION by MODELS Poem by Kevin Densley

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I HEAR MOTION by MODELS Poem by Kevin Densley

Ocean Grove: 1983

 

At the outskirts of Ocean Grove,

headlights on gravel roads

penetrate the darkness.

Sand dunes, rambling salt-bush.

In a car with my first lover,

our relationship fraught, almost over.

Song on the radio.

For a moment, we’re not doomed.

I Hear Motion by Models,

my girlfriend’s favourite band:

Now let it out, shout to the night

And so it goes, I hear motion

Just count it out, shout in your sleep

You say the word, I hear motion…

 

At the outskirts of Ocean Grove,

headlights on gravel roads

penetrate the darkness.

 

 

(First published in Lionheart Summer, Picaro Press, 2011 – now available in reprint of book by Ginninderra Press, 2018)

Kevin Densley’s poetry has appeared in Australian, English and American journals. Densley’s latest poetry collection, his third, Orpheus in the Undershirt, was published by Ginninderra Press in early 2018. He is also the co-author of many plays with Steve Taylor, including Last Chance Gas, published by Currency Press

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