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

lovely Frankenstein.

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.

For further reading:

Browse the contents of 42opus Vol. 6, No. 1, where "Auckland from Mt Eden" ran on March 26, 2006. List other work with these same labels: poetry.

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