The Upstairs Food Court
(Andrew Galan)

Posted on December 1, 2011 by in Heightened Talk


Rubber tyre rolls

bain-marie aisles

grips heavy toddler

centrifugally snug

three kids run beside

reaching pushing

scream delight

across fluorescent tiles

tread bounces

down metal staircase

arm waves round’n’round

momentum carries

curry fur bear

a half loop

to ground

lady upstairs cries

drops at silver screen

where tall figures

wade ocean

with giant yellow sucking straws

one turns to audience

wide mouth whispers

“There’s something here.”