Melbourne Winter

Falls sidestream
Glare and lazy sash-sway
Dotted cool, calm
Horns blare
Screeching slow-down
Taxi light delights
Shivering sidewalker
And chirpy nonchalant
Winter birds
Swoop through mist
And misery
Hello Winter!
Is it me you’re looking for?
Always creeping in the bones
Seeping through my clothes
Downplay your affection
Sodden scuffed
Forgotten umbrella.

Jesse Falk