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Sue Fitchett


Story lines

1.
pete takes us out to a tourist spot


pete’s leg is falling apart
it’s the glue

yet he drives us all
the way to Kaiteriteri

i point to those coastal mansions
mention rising sea

there’s no climate change says pete
damn lies, a myth, hysteria

our car swerves round a corner
i sway in the back seat

next year pete’s leg will be
reset with a stronger fix

if it starts tingling again in the future
the doctors will say oh it’s the glue

pete believes in doctors
but scientists

that’s another


2.
pete takes us out


pete’s leg

              drives us
                      to Kaiteriteri



                      rising sea


              swerves round a corner





                                           in the future


pete believes


3.
         take   us out


pete’s           falling apart









                                           hysteria


           in the back seat




                tingling






        another


4.
           take      out








                      those coastal mansions






     sway


5.
         akes





                         us






                   a myth




Sue Fitchett is a retired psychologist, conservationist & Waiheke Islander. Co-author and editor of several poetry books. Authored Palaver lava queen (AUP: 2004). Work has appeared in various other publications & art shows. Louis Johnson bursar 2001/2002. Co-winner 1998 NZ Poetry Society’s International Competition.
 
 
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1 Comments:

Blogger Raymond Farr said...

terrific interpretations of pete.
I like how lines reshuffle and disappear to make new meanings

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