'Francis Bacon Created Australian Literature' by Stuart Cooke

His feet were stubborn
on the frozen path.
He put it into His hand, then
they walked along a bit. The mud
splashed; it was all coming back,
that big cow with a bullet-head
bending over his bed
in a dream. His jaw was swollen
with a bull's eye,
his shadow bunched on the wall.

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Published in October 2016, no. 385
Stuart Cooke

Stuart Cooke

Stuart's next collection of poems, Opera, is forthcoming with Five Islands Press. He lives on the Gold Coast, where he lectures at Griffith University.

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