Wednesday, September 19, 2012


The sparrows caught in a shopping mall
Have all they need: food hall
Crumbs and fountain pools,
The jungle sounds of Saturday school.

They fall asleep to the maternal purrs
Of ride-on vacuum sweepers,
In ceiling girder nests
Of dockets and gum wrappers;

The droppings of materialism;
With a vague memory of something
Bigger Out There
Somnolent within them.

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