Title: in Tallboy

Author: Sonja Yelich

In: Sport 29: Spring 2002

Publication details: Fergus Barrowman, October 2002

Part of: Sport

Keywords: Verse Literature

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Sport 29: Spring 2002

in Tallboy

page 62

in Tallboy

i tell my grandmother
who knew about plane flying
we are heading for the ponsonby
offramp. she tells me we are heading for
zemon which sounds like lemon
& that the americans will drop blakets & propaganda soon
& cigarettes if you are lucky.
i tell her about tv & advertising
& that it is best not to look
she says surely we must be close to the zemon
airport by now & how she must give blood
for money & bread
i tell her about calm things
like dolphins in the lemonadey
sea below doing their dorsal stuff
& how to make a safe lane change
in an import
from her wet nappy she asks me
where is the west
from the car
& what are we doing on the bridge.
in a newspaper cut out
that she kept in Tallboy
along with Seiko Watch there is her
standing beside a plane wing & a big number
like 01 say
with mask & earflaps.
boots also.