Thursday, July 28, 2005

toyota echo

My youngest sister & I, forever aggressively planet-xish
with regards our massive, disparate familial solar system
(there is a sitcom cool about everyone’s interaction –
we only acknowledge connections or cry at the reunions)
we are 8am commuting together to respective workplaces
in Geelong. This involves Australia’s most boring drive,
one hour along four west-headed lanes with immense auction-
group car yards, the furtherest urban outliers and, eventually,
the yellowed Port Phillip flatlands as scenery. You try
(I’m not driving) to make something out of it, imagining
what goes on in lonely highway-side paddocks at night,
whether some starry-eyed wits-end type has ever parked their car
illegally and wandered without a torch towards
the indiscernible horizon. I would want a windy cigarette
after twenty yards & I suspect it would be tough
keeping the nervous shit tingling from your arse. This
one time at school camp, the teachers made us sit
about half a K apart from each other in national park dark.
The first thing I did was piss, then sit down, then laugh
for the required half an hour at how the class bullies

had held hands & cried in response to the task. It was hilarious.

6 Comments:

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12:31 AM  
Blogger poindexter said...

I remember doing that stupid half hour lonely sit during outward bound. Only in my experience, a koala fell from a tree near where I was sitting, and I cried so much in fright that I got rescued by one of our harried looking teachers and didn't have to sit out the full half hour.

ps I really liked the 'wits-end type' description. That will stick with me all day.

8:50 AM  
Blogger focy said...

love the koala story.

5:57 PM  
Anonymous Boonie said...

Nice stuff, Bill. Really enjoyed this one (though I am stoned out of me gourd). Not quite as good as your artwork, but.

8:03 PM  
Blogger focy said...

thanks luke

3:38 PM  
Blogger anita said...

But more to the point, the toyota echo is a beautiful vehicle.

8:22 AM  

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