Made in Paris
tries to make it up
cars whose horns sound mournful all morning
unloading a costume change.
the golden zones, a Porsche on the cobbles,
while ‘Made in Paris’,
gleams in the rain behind the scenes –
waiting to take a bow:
and this is how.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Andrew Johnston’s fourth collection of poems, Sol, will be published by Victoria University Press in March. He will spend 2007 as the Stout Research Fellow at Victoria University, working on a book about New Zealand poetry. ‘Made in Paris’ is about the Porte St-Martin neighbourhood he lives in.