TEXT poetry



Working Hot




Standing before the Atrium glass,
aware of the hot chick in the shadows whose hands
seem prepared to ascend to heaven,

or, at any rate,
brush the contours of the bottom,

we adorn the precise, white letters placed
on a red / black that lacks definition.

Our Vision is keen.

Standing thus,
in love with the language
and the muffled light,
we long for the descent of trolleys,
plumed and girded with logos,
for a grave cortège
to escort us
to our hot desks.

In silence and dismay,
we admire the view:
corporate choreography still.

Burn the books. Now.







Anonymous grew up in the French-speaking part of Belgium. She is the author of a novel, three collections of short fiction, two plays, and four books of poetry. Her awards for poetry include the New England Review Prize for Poetry (2005) and the Martha Richardson Medal for Poetry (2006). Stretchmarks of Sun is forthcoming (Re.Press 2013). She is Associate Professor in Writing at Swinburne University of Technology where she is sometimes known as Dominique Hecq.


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Vol 17 No 1 April 2013
General Editor: Nigel Krauth. Editors: Kevin Brophy & Enza Gandolfo