Up on Two Mile creek
a murder of crows rising from a mess of grapes
out of green alleys
in laconic arcs
the Boho cru in four fark antiphonals
to the stag of a king tree
grey box foe of ringbarking Footers
Skyhigh caucus of cockatoos
folds silent as napkins
on the Quarter Acre fig.
A country mile above Sugarloaf
the constant wedgetails revolve
in thermal gyres
sunstruck from granite Bohobodhisattvas
outcropping heads and shoulders
greened with lichen tatts.
Under white netting
rip nectarine flesh
pits fall click.
Sent to Black Inc Flinders Lane attention Les Murray Meter & Doler
of Best Australian Poetry 2005, Bush Imajism, post Jindiwhatmeworrybuck. Fly little birds.