North Adelaide, Kaurna Country, 2014


My mate and I sit at the British Hotel

to celebrate all the work she did so well.

While we drink to long days,

the rock song ‘England’ plays

alongside St Peter’s Cathedral’s old bells.


Stereo Story# 688


St Peter’s Cathedral, Adelaide. Image via Wikipedia.

Michael Leach is an academic at Monash Rural Health, Bendigo. His poems reside in Rabbit, Cordite, Meniscus, Stereo Stories, the 2021 Hippocrates Prize Anthology, and elsewhere. Michael’s poetry collections include Chronicity (Melbourne Poets Union, 2020) and Natural Philosophies (Recent Work Press, forthcoming). He lives on unceded Dja Dja Wurrung Country.