Title: Sport 24

Publication details: Fergus Barrowman, March 2000

Part of: Sport

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Sport 24: Summer 2000

Lynn Davidson

Lynn Davidson

page 164


Before I met you
we (not you and I)
sat in a Catholic chapel
I looked around and saw
that at one station
or another, Jesus fell
and saw his mother
and fell again.
Such intimate details,
I thought—
falling over and mothers—
then I felt hungry,
Jesus, I thought,
I'm hungry. I could
eat you up.

But if I ever open my mouth
for the wafer,
it will be in grateful knowledge
that it was made by
IHC clients down at
St Vincent de Paul's.
I will not be reborn
or cleansed, just a bit
And I'll think, how savage
how panoramic
how big
this little life is.

page 165

How to Eat Cape Gooseberries

for Chris

and one by one.
Stay close
to where you found them.

After they've rolled
from palm to mouth
there will be flare-ups
and husks on brittle hangers.

But these orange berries
that flare and disappear—
they're fruit, and should be
taken lightly.