Rae Desmond Jones

Rookie (11 August 1941 / Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia)

Shot - Poem by Rae Desmond Jones

two girls sit side by side
in the coffee lounge at a table
cluttered with glasses streaked
with ice cream & rimmed with lipstick bows.

the girl with blue spectacles laughs then
looks away as the freckled blonde smiles & produces
a black & chrome mobile phone as
sleek as a mortician’s van.

i watch & listen to piped music
sad songs (you sing too much …

she opens the phone raises it
focuses blinks & clicks capturing
my soul.

I see myself in a diamond of light,
an old man sitting alone
with a piece of broken biscuit caught
between his teeth

Listen to this poem:

Comments about Shot by Rae Desmond Jones

There is no comment submitted by members..



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?



Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 16, 2010



[Report Error]