Today's poem is by Les Murray
Fawn high rise of Beijing
air conditioners on each window
and burglar bars to the tenth
level in each new city,
white-belted cylinders of dwelling
sound every Hong Kong bay
Latest theory is, the billions
will slow their overbreeding
only when consuming in the sky.
Balconious kung fu of Shanghai.
A nineteenth-floor lover
heroic among consumer goods
slips off the heights of desire
down the going-home high wire
above all the only children.
Copyright © 2011 Les Murray All rights reserved
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