feral green marketing

Mark Roberts

 

(feral)

 

just here / between creek & river / the track a swampy confusion /  green vines & broad leaves /

air sticky thick / a green you have to wipe off your skin / a ghetto of exotics / escaped from a

suburban captivity

 

(green)

 

they float out on the water reaching for us

ducks avoid the violent mess of green

a sudden movement suggests a fifties horror movie

i wait but the monster moves too slowly

for my camera.

 

(marketing)

 

the future is unnaturally green with possibilities

bulging with cliches & marketing slogans

biofuels & energy drinks & politicians

denying the inevitable

 

 

Mark Roberts is a writer, critic and publisher based in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney. His collection, Concrete Flamingos, was published by Island Press in 2016. He is also the co-editor of Rochford Street Review (https://rochfordstreetreview.com/)

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