n Scrutiny2 - Poems by Chris Mann, Dan Wylie, Jennifer Ann Lean, Mary Kennan Herbert and Gail Dendy : poetry

Volume 10, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0041-5359
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  • Source : Scrutiny2, Volume 10, Issue 1, Jan 2005, p. 56 - 69
  • Accreditation : Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)


Extracted from text ... ~ 56 . . . . POETRY Ant-lion . . . . . . . . . 1 Your sandpit broiled in the sun. I hunkered down, took a twig and bent to the edge of a mine. The sand was poised. Precisely. A touch, and a stope collapsed, choking the floor with its scree. A pause. A hot stillness of sand. Were you shuffling memories, of land-slips with homo habilis? A long pause. Then flick-flick, a spray of grains spattered up, slithering back down in a tide. You were a mole, a whirligig, a dust-devil. You snuck around below ..

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