tonight we’re out waltzing the lanes, Benjamin and me, he with his snout in everything, me with my head seeking moons. we visit the chooks three backyards up, huddled in their roost, we engorge on fallen unripe mulberries and olives, we do the day’s history of each verge, remembering, of course, that it’s his walk not mine – at corners, a tug on leash and we head that way. it’s quiet out, breeze shushing at tomorrow. later, rifling through the newly arrived journal for a short story, my eyes seek out dialogue – I need the chat, the banter, scent of a syllable or two
Kevin Gillam: is a West Australian poet with 4 books of poetry published, the last being “the moon’s reminder” (Ginninderra Press 2018). He works as Director of Music at Christ Church Grammar School in Perth.