'Nocturne' by Cameron Lowe | States of Poetry Vic - Series One

The carpet could be cleaner –
so could the world.
There's too much cayenne
in the soup.
The grand abstraction
is one approach
to the poem, I guess –
so too the eye
of the flea.
I can't even taste
the vegetables.
And love?
Mosquitoes are circling
the light globe –
Norma, dead now
a month. And
after we cast the lilies,
Anne said: 'there's
room enough in there
for all of us' –


Cameron Lowe