Les Wicks
Someone Slipping Up

This isolated cottage is hectic
as mice, millipedes & termites are battling for supremacy.

Winter sun - coaxing in its last hours
my heart is beating like a sieve
on a hunched verandah.

The family are too far away.
Possums fighting on the roof at night
words wasted,
turned to tin with sharpened points.

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