but the time or the dream
not the tree but the man
not the fire but the boys
not the emergency plan
not the silence nor noise

but the swan or the glass
but the time or the dream
but the elegant trespass
but the wings and the stream

and the wind not the boat
and the blood not the bay
and the soundless float
and the voice but the day

or the nail nor the wishes
or the tray but the ball
or the unwashed dishes
or the men but the all
David Prater
David Prater

David Prater is an Australian-born writer, editor and parent. His interests include mince pies, ice hockey and Joy Division.

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