Primrose Street

Photograph by Caitlin Molloy
Photograph by Caitlin Molloy

Brunswick smells like

chocolate cake and wattle.

Kids yell out car windows

then duck and hide.


Traffic bumps along busily.

A stream of headlights

strewn down the street.


Early autumn orange above,

crushed amber beneath my feet.

Street lights weighed down

by early dusk damp.


Hushed suburban streets aglow

with dinner just on

and TV down low

I just moved in

but I feel at home.



About Meg Courtney 1 Article
MEG COURTNEY'S poetry has been published in Quadrant, Voiceworks, Taralla, Noise, And Collective’s Personal Empires and The Best Australian Poems 2004 (Ed. Les Murray). Meg won the Taralla National Poetry Competition in 2003 and came 2nd in the Greater Dandenong Open Poetry the same year. She also writes for stage and screen.