The Wednesday Poem: ‘The further you look’ by Sam Hunt

All week this week we present new verse, to celebrate Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day on Friday. Today’s poet: Sam Hunt of Kaipara.


The further you look


‘The further you look the

less you see’

she said as she smiled &

went down on me.


She talked of her marriage

a contract of kinds,

of truth & of love & of

two fucked minds.


For sure I loved him once

his little-boy look

that’s now just a wince

& love’s just luck.


We made love most of the night.

She cried a bit.

I liked ‘the less you see’ bit

‘the further you look’.


From Coming To It: Selected Poems by Sam Hunt (Potton & Burton, $30), available from Unity Books.

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