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eclipsing binary

eclipsing binary

For Steve from Sydney

enroute to the airport
you threw a fit out the window
so I stopped the car
refused to start the engine

watched you
from the driver’s seat
hunched in the humidity
searching the verge

till an insect
brilliant iridescent
landed eye level
inside the windscreen
and we stared with interest
at each other

it was a long time
till you found the syringe

got back in the car
and missed your plane

Bronwyn Emily Lang was raised upside down on the face page of Gyo Fujikawa’s book and is completed poems and postgraduate studies at University of Wollongong – Faculty of Creative Arts.