Barnaby Smith

Across the dateline

the calibration of normalcy
stings up here

momentous minutiae glimpsed
hard won
through a lens
tamed by international currency

closed eyes / universe fast
55 minutes to descent
and we’re thirsty

Barnaby Smith is a journalist, musician and poet currently based in northern New South Wales. His poetry has appeared in Best Australian Poems, Cordite, Southerly, two anthologies from Spineless Wonders, and others. He also writes for Rolling Stone Australia, ABC Art,s and the Guardian, and is one half of music duo Telegraph Tower.
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