by Gina Mercer
musos are making divine dissonance in the resonance of the museum immersed in this massing mess i float one level up from the musos wedged between an Egyptian sarcophagus and a casually well-muscled security guard study their mutually inscrutable faces one painted and ancient one patient and wired what do they make of this surreal whole performance music, spaces, images, faces ‒ refloats rewires my brain
This poem unfurled after an avant-garde music performance in the Museum of Old & New Art, Tasmania, August 2014. Part of a weekend event, Synaesthesia +, staged at the remarkable MONA.
Gina Mercer revels in being a writer, teacher, and editor. She was Editor of Island Magazine from 2006-2010. She‘s taught creative writing in universities and communities for over 30 years. She’s published ten books (poetry, fiction, and academic nonfiction). Her two latest books are: The Sky Falls Down: An Anthology of Loss (co-edited with Terry Whitebeach, Ginninderra Press, 2019) and The Dictionary of Water (Wild Element Press, 2019, firstname.lastname@example.org).