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June 7, 2021

Lamonts

Lamonts

Waited on the sippers
For a corner of the bar.
Had a light red or cabernet
Passed casually my way –
Never missed a top up
As the crowd passed comment and stayed.

Assisted loading cartons of Lamonts’ selected wines;
Courtesy boot lights glow
As we load ‘em up with wine.

They generally leave
With one just for the road;
Luncheon ending in
A taste all afternoon.

Thrown a heap of olive seeds
Outside the winery bar;
Topped a glass with ice blocks
Late summer afternoons.

Heated debate laced with Verdelho –
A volatile sputtering fuse.

Last few half bottles of tasting wine;
Sliding winery door – corrugated iron;
Holding back – reluctant to go;
Night bush noises – burr of the phone
Answered by a mechanical tone.

Clink of glasses – rustling leaves;
Kangaroo pads through the trees.

Come on you lot;
Lamonts finally closed.

👍 jt

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John’s novel “The Ute” is now physical

the ute novel physical copy
> Available from Lulu.com in Paperback (pictured) for AU$24.99
> Now available at Lulu.com (Digital ePUB version) for AU$3.50
> Also available on iTunes and Barnes & Noble book stores.
> 1st edition of “The Ute” (34pp shorter) still available on Kindle (Kindle)
> For our US friends, A “ute” is a utility vehicle; a pickup truck.
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Paperback Electronic
Weight 0.41kg 0kg
Pages 238pp big writing 2000pp
Dimensions (cm) 14.81 x 20.98 4 dimensional

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John's novel "The Ute" is now physical

the ute novel physical copy
Available from Lulu.com in Paperback (pictured) for AU$24.99
◎ Now available at Lulu.com (Digital ePUB version) for AU$3.50
◎ Also available on iTunes and Barnes & Noble book stores.
◎ 1st edition of "The Ute" (34pp shorter) still available on Kindle (Kindle)
◎ For our US friends, A "ute" is a utility vehicle; a pickup truck.
JT on Facebook
PaperbackElectronic
Weight 0.41kg0kg
Pages 238ppbig writing 2000pp
Dimensions (cm)14.81 x 20.984 dimensional


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