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Matt Hetherington


Name Poem

HETHERINGTON
HE THE RING TO
HE THE RING O
HE THE RON
HE THEN ON
HE THE RIG
HE THE NO
HE THE IT
HE THEN
HE HERO
HETERO
HE HER
HE HIT
THING
ETHER
HE HE
HE
ER
HI
I
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My Flat

(For Jennifer Allen)

i don’t go crazy
these days yet a dog barks a lot
sometimes at night & it’s new
but birds can often be heard also

the big doors close
quite easily though the window’s a little stiff
all flooring is now almost free of waterlogging
& the walls nearly gone of upmarket pet-marks

natural southern light abounds
in winter while transport & shopping is close
the neighbours keep their distance
& the garbage goes where it should

if you want to
you can nearly touch my ceilings
on odd occasions fallen crumbs may be left
the ants express interest also the rats



Matt Hetherington is a musician and writer based in Melbourne, Australia. His first poetry collection was Surface (PRECIOUS PRESS, 2004), and the latest is I Think We Have (Small Change Press, 2007). He is also on the board of the Australian Haiku Society.

Recent work has appeared in Masthead, Thylazine and Cordite.

 
 
 
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