Poetry Shelf Monday Poem: Apirana Taylor ‘invoice’ and ‘fall’


$100 less tax for
1 pkt cheese
1 litre of milk
1 loaf of bread
2 rolls of loo paper
       paid for
        my poem


gnarled burnt weathered
twisted toppled rotting
arms raised skyward
falling earthbound
this tree is dying

Apirana Taylor

Apirana Taylor is a nationally and internationally published poet, playwright, short story writer and novelist. He’s been Writer in Residence at Canterbury and Massey Universities. He tours globally presenting his poetry. He’s written and published poetry, plays, short stories, and novels and is included in many anthologies nationally and internationally.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s