Saturday, April 11, 2015

New Poetry by Richard Hillman

I Got Drunk Last Night
            (and couldn’t find my way home)

after Lightnin’ Hopkins
Swimming face down in the irrigation ditch
With the cane toads and the snakes beneath
This spiralling black and blue night where
Stars on some strange map cannot help
The stranger slapping at the ignoble sides
Some mud-streaked water dragon wriggling
Its drunken way towards the Tumbulgum pub
Where another beer awaits another drowning
Of even stranger spirits to come

- Richard Hillman 2015

Richard's last collection was Raw Nerve (Puncher & Wattman, 2009).

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