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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Pukapuka Poem #37 Morningside Station - Michael O'Leary

Morningside Station

bright blue sky in
            mid-winter warmth

sun beats down and
            heats the station seat

I sit looking at a red
            light in the distance

waiting for it to turn green
            the train ain’t far away

its whistle blowing down
            the line as it approaches

the just out of sight bridge
            over New North Road

gum trees glisten among
            single-storey factories

their blue shimmer heightens
            the fine-edged colours

graffiti gangs battle on walls
            with slogans that defy each other

the power of television images
            proven by these

New York subway copy-cats
            and I mean cats

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