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February 23, 2015

Cockatoos

The cockies are all starting
On their mixed land farming lots.
Herding up their cattle
Sewing paddocks down to crop.

Tractor lights spear in the night,
neighbour’s places further out,
identified by homestead lights.
burning on far in the night.

Motor cars traverse the paddocks,
dipping lights in creeks and gullies
bringing food and welcome tea.

Add their bit to long nights round,
of round and round the paddock goes,
head and dusty trailing lights,

Silhouetes bulk seeder bins
and spidery frames with springs and tynes,
sewing seed and fertilizer
as round on round the paddock shrinks.


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