We have abolished the reviewers
- and write more to no one, speak
me, me, me
- to an x-rayed soul, be they,
- to a walled-in sky, pass meekly
- in cloud-coloured corridors to
- electric lagoons.
- The next ark will be the ark of
- gutters of the world collect
- marbles clink in the scum of
- doll's heads line lanes still
searching for Orpheus.
- Songs were once songs
- for games gods can skip to.
- Once, once, once,
- the gods tripped and clapped.
- Toby Davidson
was born in Perth in 1977 and grew up in the beachside suburb of Cottesloe. In 2002 he
moved to Sydney where he co-founded the Citizens of Language readings and began to perform
at festivals and with bands. He currently lives in Warrnambool where he is a
lecturer and researcher in Australian literature at Deakin University.