by Caroline Gerrish

the new rules
against being outside
are working –
streets are almost empty
the triumphant cry of crows
& an old woman
accompanied by a tiny dog
walks  as she chatters
to the air –
but someone
safe in their room
is practicing the saxophone

Poet biography:
Carolyn Gerrish is a Sydney poet. Her poetry has been published widely in literary journals and edited anthologies She has published five poetry collections, the latest The View from the Moon (Island Press, 2011). She enjoys performing her work and is currently completing her sixth collection.

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