Title: Sport 42: 2014

Editor: Fergus Barrowman

Publication details: Fergus Barrowman, 2014, Wellington

Part of: Sport

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Sport 42: 2014

Jessica Todd

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Jessica Todd


What rune? A broken fence that a tree
fell through (failed team building trust exercise),
a bicycle in long grass (true love at last). I’m easily tethered.
A Pak’nSave bag snagged (that’s me).
It’s getting dark, the light is suggesting
points of emphasis:
Papanui Court Motel? lit
like the second coming. St Bede’s cathedral
blond and blue
like it’s Hawaii on the other side. I can see
why people smash windows.
The yellow inside
of a room
where a man smells an item of clothing
then tosses it aside. By the train tracks
a scrap
from an English language textbook
List 5—The Body
Form nouns ending in ‘ness’ from:
(a) wearily (b) clumsily (c) awkwardly. I’m trying not
to talk about the sky. (An upside-down
shoreline.) Backward
words: (a) ecnalab (b) ehcatsuom
(c) elcsum (d) eugnot. It could be a mouth
the mouth of something enormous. Gold
and it appears to be closing.

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There is blue mesh on the scaffolding
of the tall building
and at the top there is red mesh
like, 30% Extra!

There are clouds meshing the sky,
the day is not quite ‘grey’ as

the sun hits all the metal in the teeth
of the city and it’s like a giant retainer.