“Under the city sky” | Sydney Poet David Landgrebe

19 Aug

Dusty-grey- blue views, soften the jagged lines of the city,
Roof top garden beds and combing skylines have their swinging industrial rakes.
Adolescent mountain peaks, of concrete stand and crow, casting shadows on man-made glaciers, continuously growing unnoticed, glaring over.
Glass box shells, dividing cells, unfolding complex geometry, like the rubix cube.
Granite towers vanish upward like giant kelp, singing for sunlight.
Hydraulic dinosaurs tear and shred their way through the redundant process plant, gathering rusty piles of cardboard pieces.
Ageless architects paint picture perfect –drawings, of winged warehouses, and terrific tin sheds.
Cappuccino-mums chase sleeping bubs in prams, while dads order skinny flat whites, and long-winded lattés.
Look at me walkers, Swing faux leather Jackets, and fancy dressed whippets,
Navigating the sidewalk like migrating sand crabs, on Christmas Island.
Human canvas people post fine ink pictures, on fore arms, renting billboards, worshiping washy words, in well-worn woolen beanies.
The hurry less husker pays the rent, selling dial up telephones,
Handsome teacups, and tidy tea cozies.
Highway heels, chrome spoke wheels,
Helmets, shades and Harley Davidson riders, parade in pink shirts.
Pedestrian priests, and dusty bohemian’s, play ukuleles under the big city traffic lights by murals lining the side streets hanging like white sheets, amongst gypsy curtains, in concrete corridors.
Smiling metal clad faces, in public places, catch the night light on their twisted metal make up, with noisy nose studs and pop rivets, hold up tortured jeans.
Feline monarchs meow down and purr on stirring, beneath the two-story town houses and deciduous telegraph poles, adorned with wiry whiskers twisted and coiled. Among proud brick chimneys on federation rooftops, and street corner shops lay their feet in rich deep in clay.

1 Comment

Posted by on August 19, 2011 in Poetry


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One response to ““Under the city sky” | Sydney Poet David Landgrebe

  1. Deborah

    August 20, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    Hi David love your work ! You are an inspiration to me !! Love Deb x


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