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Monday, August 16, 2010

2-Poem #25 Auckland Revisited xix&xx - Michael O'Leary


Next day we go downtown
Upping the ante above the city
In the Sky Tower
Walking on glass and losing
on the Black Jack

The view is almost as good
As being up Mount Eden
Or Mount Albert, when
I lived out west we would play
. . . cricket there, then

Zoom around town, chauffeured in a Mercedes by Benito


On the Devonport Ferry
The waves are choppy
As we watch Auckland
City recede into
the distance

My sister picks us up as we get off the bus
At Takapuna. After dinner
She drives back through thinner
Evening traffic to Ponsonby
. . . and the inner

City looks bright and rain washed

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