(last known location) | Pam Brown

collectives 

               who went

            to the same

              reputation

 

to verb

   your education

 

multidisciplinary

professional practice

     quarterly roundup

 

consistently

              ranked

       lowest five

 

a trademark

     has-been

 

with

consumer culture

        expectations

 

happy xmas

        suckas!

 

              *

 

r.i.p.

 

icon

of blankness

     embracing

inauthenticity

 

you will be

       missed

 

 (this is

   the sustained breath

            of time shared

     &

     ceremony invoked

                     etcetera)

   

last known

     location

 

wanted that to be

               palermo

             mutitjulu

                   hanoi

not

holy name cathedral

                         crypt

               apartments!

 

              *

 

talking language

languages

 

this is the breathing

               &

                it’s chaos -

 

all manner

of tumult

 

so many signs

to loosen

into a poem

to

save the world

 

cultural

becoming

         anticipates

futures

inscribed in the present

&

counters

what we mean

when we mean

          ‘pastime’

 

              *

 

it’s nowhere near a joke

            learning to drive

             a myth machine

 

short hallucinatory pangs

    whirlpool adminimally

where to turn

             if not

             to the ‘facts’

               

 to the dossiery! 

 

can’t breathe there

                    either

 

streams of t-shirts

         & torn jeans

lie down dead

in town hall square

 

beyond bugging

     nothing to noun

                        here 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pam Brown has been writing, collaborating, editing & publishing in diverse modes for decades now. In 2019 her collection Click here for what we do (Vagabond Press) was awarded the ALS Gold Medal. A new collection, Stasis Shuffle, is coming soon from Hunter Publishing. Pam is a Sydneysider living on the stolen land of the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation.

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