… planning her divorce …

At the Australian National
Botanic Gardens it is cold,
so we make for the kiosk,

where we eat pies with
sauce and vegetable curry
soup, and wipe our faces
on the serviettes,

trying not to listen to
the woman at the next
table, planning her

as outside the window,
a kookaburra shows
himself, and a tourist
snaps a picture,

for which the Australian
icon fluffs his feathers
right up,

so typically Australian,
showing off.


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