Almanac Poetry: Measures Taken

 

Broken guitar strings. [Source: Wikimedia Commons.]

 

Measures Taken

 

Walking four miles near midnight
to save the taxi fare.

 

Playing a five-string guitar.

 

Kicking a newspaper football
tied into shape with string.

 

Selling the childhood coin collection
to pay an extended telephone bill.

 

Improvisations upon a theme…

 

 

 

 

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About

Kevin Densley is a graduate of both Deakin University and The University of Melbourne. He has taught writing and literature in numerous Victorian universities and TAFES. He is a poet and writer-in-general. His fifth book-length poetry collection, Please Feed the Macaws ... I'm Feeling Too Indolent, was published in late 2023 by Ginninderra Press. He is also the co-author of ten play collections for young people, as well as a multi Green Room Award nominated play, Last Chance Gas, which was published by Currency Press. Other writing includes screenplays for educational films.

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