8am (Yolande Norris)

Verity La Heightened Talk

Traffic lights in window V18am
at the lights
on a wave
of fuming plastic, new car smell
the son
is young
and beautiful,
dead-eyed out the window

Yolande Norris is a writer and producer based in Canberra. She went to the ANU School of Art and wrote on her canvases. Her lecturer said ‘it’s not really, painting, is it?’ She’s never told anyone about her poetry before.