Old Man Range
A minimalist production: nothing but
curve, shadow and sky
interrupted by upstanding rock.
Good perhaps for a storm scene
or wilderness journeys: a line of settlers
backlit, against the horizon
and the usual soaring orchestra –
But so bad are the acoustics
a superannuated cocky might bad-mouth
whatever deities preside in this place
and nobody would take offence –
While the hawk
cutting curves of its own
wouldn’t care for that kind of rhetoric anyway.