Hope

Impossibly
            darting
                      amidst the cars,
                                  an aquamarine
                      balloon dances
           on Cemetery Road,
                                  waltzing over
                                            lanes and under
                       wheels, through traffic,
           soaring up
                       and dropping down,
           beneath these engines,
                       over bonnets;
 
                                   indomitable,
                                               it flies,
           resting on
                       the traffic isle,
                                   then gaining strength
                       to fly once more
           across the one
                       remaining lane,
                                   eager wheels
                                             charging on,
                                 balloon remaining,
                       through it all,
                                   unbroken and
                                               airborne,
                                                           withstanding the
                                               fumes and the
                                                                  traffic’s swift pulse
 
                                    reaching, at last,
                                                   the other side
                                                         of autumn trees
                                    and age-worn fence
                                             to soar once more
                                                         atop the tombs
                          of the Melbourne
                                   General Cemetery.
 

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