Douglas Scotney

Gold Star - 57,382 Points (boomer / Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Resides in Adelaide)

Scrub - Poem by Douglas Scotney

Of two shadeless, shop-less seaside towns,

Carrickalinga could afford to ignore
the visitor even more
by keeping the scrub between it and the shore
for the visitor's inevitable needs,

but Myponga Beach was scrub-less,
couldn't afford to ignore its senses,
and was forced to install
public conveni-ences.

Topic(s) of this poem: compromise


Poet's Notes about The Poem

scrub = Australian bushland without shady trees
public conveniences = public toilets

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, October 26, 2014

Poem Edited: Monday, October 27, 2014


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