26 March 2006 | Vol. 6, No. 1
Auckland from Mt Eden
I liked loving you
the look in your eyes
everything abstract that made you intransitive
A creature without distance
or vague edges
or lines of escape.
A silent prayer spoken upwards
is all it takes
on the dark stairs into the bottom of you;
on the plateau I walk right through.
I spread myself away from your eyes
my arms become thick and unattractive
and the gap in my smile
becomes a gruesome hollow.
I want you to turn away,
I would rather be followed upstairs
by a backless girl.
About the author:
Fiona is studying for a BA in Theology and lives in a big house with 4 other girls in Sydney, Australia. "Auckland From Mt Eden" is the first of her poems to be published; her album reviews can be found at Vibewire. She has a soft spot for lanky New Zealanders and one day wants to live at Kare Kare beach on the west coast of Auckland.