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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Christopher Palmer lives in Canberra, Australia. His first collection of poems, Afterlives, was published by Ginninderra Press in 2016.

Chris Palmer

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The 8:17 to Civic

Travelling a tired loop
to thought's terminus
my horizon is the membrane
between inside and out.
The future boards the bus
a squabbling knot
indifferent to my existence.
And there's me, born
in the year of my birth
leering at their youth
focussed on a time of death.