Thursday, February 20, 2020

New Poetry by Marilyn Humbert

An Ordinary Day

in fevered summer dry
kids shriek and laugh in the pool
cicadas’ shrill scratches the hours
traffic rumbles on the camber
grinding through corners 
down to the tide

wired overhead
two sentinel kookaburras
feathers tickled by erratic wind
stay at home mums watch midday TV
a mud wasp hums at the back-door jamb
I doze, the fan whirrs

no-one spots 
scrimshaw swirls
on the horizon

- Marilyn Humbert 2020

Marilyn Humbert lives in Sydney Australia.

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