Almanac Poetry: ‘Upward Unwind’ – Tommy Mallet




Upward Unwind



The mountains rise to meet the moon,

as we climb along their tracks,

ute winding through the rhythm

of gullies and spurs.



There’s still summer enough for

the window to be down,

bourbon hand resting in motion’s wind,

the pop and shuffle of tires

over dust and gravel

our only radio.



The dog fills the rear-vision mirror,

which becomes a frame

to a sweetly silver-blue scene,

years rolling off her as she darts

about the tray,

watching wallabies,



both of us in love.





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  1. Just lovely, Tommy!

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