Spring Racing Carnival


wet streets: bright slick reflexive


Saturday and Sunday
skitter together and scuff
past the Mai Thai Hawaii Restaurant and Bar
open 24 hrs
cnr Russell and Lonsdale


wearing a vintage
              pink fur dress
and knee high Italian boots


she slides


                     soft as calfskin
                     along the bench seats


at the back behind the bar


elegant and visceral
                     aurora australis