Title: or dawn

Author: Judith Zander

In: Sport 40: 2012

Publication details: Fergus Barrowman, 2014, Wellington

Part of: Sport

Keywords: Verse Literature

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Sport 40: 2012

or dawn

page 270

or dawn

my hand is a dead fish in the morning
it drifts on your chest
sideways the night made
a heron take wing

my eyes two swinging canoes in
the short waves of daylight a dead
fish lies on your chest like a nightmare l
ike a fish out of water you gasp twitch
back from the brothers the one
is called sleep they
paddle with strokes in unison they
tie a sparkling string
drop for drop into the river

my hand is a dead fish
in the morning silver the scales in the rushes
uncaught it swashes on your chest
on the bank the rushes bide their time