Elly McDonald


sinking (1983)

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the helicopter went down

in darkness


I saw the rotorblades

swimming in the spotlights

distorted by lightwaves

wet sinking fast

through butterflywing fishshoals

I saw the surface

slip from our grasp

I saw dayglo

fish bellies as pale as

lonely faces

tell me:where were you:to tell me

I’m dreaming again

Author: Elly McDonald

Australian-born, with English mother, has lived in several Australian cities and in London. Travelled widely. Way way back when, published widely as a poet and short story writer.

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