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Keith Nunes

Lake as an empty symbol

Songs tell of the lake as a subsisting pool of spiritual joy
but lately echoes carry far
into the hollows of the empty lake
and the trout are screaming.

Keith Nunes lives beside Lake Rotoma in NZ, gets published and is/was a former newspaper sub-editor, drunk, gambler and self-destructive nut-job.

Keith Nunes

Out of tune

Two 20-something guys sitting behind me on the bus
talking about music and
one says that he’d like to get into classical music
“but really it’s all just covers isn’t it”.

Keith Nunes sends it out and gives it a smile if it comes back.

Keith Nunes

It’s not you I’m afraid of

This guy comes around to visit and always wears wrap-around dark glasses
so I finally say to him
“if you don’t want to make eye contact why don’t you just ring me” and
so now he phones me but
still wears the glasses while we talk.

Keith Nunes sends it out and gives it a smile if it comes back.

Keith Nunes

escapee

When I die my singular self will return
on the other side of the lake
and looking back I will see my wife
in the garden talking to the neighbour
about the weather
and I’ll feel like a prisoner
who escaped unnoticed.

Keith Nunes lives beside Lake Rotoma and together they do a great deal of reflecting.