Chris Cantillon

Chris Cantillon lives in Whanganui, works as a property lawyer and plays in an Irish band called the Workin Shirkin Grand O’Durkins.



Lovers’ Lane

Thick light a sap heat, click cicadas mad
in flowing field unfolded flowers
colour to next a bee at heads – mining
pulsing – lifts away, the bird engine chugs
in midday glare an orchard’s bricks , to and
from a mosquito flits (mesmerised)
behind the wall, legs in legs, a slap speed
a slide to seed (in pain a loin recedes)
their pulses slowing, to feet the lovers,
arrange we (clothes), and rejoin the lane