QPF in Frame Lines

Each member of the Queensland Poetry Festival committee has a short article and poem in Issue 5 of Frame Lines magazine. Zen’s poem is…

Rat

 

I am the cloaked detective.

I am the silent choir. I am the top

of the slush pile.

I am sleeping inside your pocket.

I am the gatherer of secrets

in my nest of old headlines.

I am Icarus, scaling the maze

before flight and I am Houdini,

with supple spine. I am a mathematician;

I can multiply. I am looking to master

mischief’s map, whatever

X might mark the spot of.