Triste by Robert David Verdon

thoughts are fish at many depths,
their many lives and many deaths

conversations huff like winds
frail as yellow banana ‘strings’

it is all so sad, as are Heine’s Lorelei
and her mesmerised matelot

we are shuffling, yet in step each day,
to the most ubiquitous cemetery

Robert Verdon
Robert Verdon has been writing for may years. He once belonged to Aberrant Genotype Press in Canberra. He came 2nd in the 2012 W.B. Yeats Poetry Prize, and was Highly Commended in the 2012 erbacce Prize, UK. His books include The Well- Scrubbed Desert, Her Brilliant Career, & Before we Knew this Century. He is currently completing PhD on the imaginal scene in poetry composition. His hobbies include cycling, walking and 10-pin bowling.

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