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apartments
wide and
tall —

cocoons.
A sauntering
citizen

may call
Yojan globes
a spider’s

web. Selections
claim to place
each buoy

seas apart,
in close
constituencies.

 

© 1976 Joyce Parkes
First published in Overland, September 1984
Image: Ramir Borja

The work of Joyce Parkes is published in The Best Australian Poetry 2005, Pen International, Australian Poetry, Overland, Westerly, New England Review, The Broadkill Review, The Journal of the Australian Irish Heritage Association, Meanjin, foam:e, Creatrix, Abridged, Axon, Plumwood Mountain Journal and in other literary magazines, journals and anthologies. Joyce’s work has been published in six other countries besides Australia. She writes in her third language.