John O'Connor &
Janice Bostok

[Babysitting is a shorter form of linked verse
devised and directed by John O'Connor]

tv screen --
the film title fades
to white

a cold flicker
reflects off walls

lizard's tongue
almost too fast
for the eye


player makes
the touch down, yeh!

in mirror glass
a yellow cab
breaks hard

new brown brief case
safe in his grip

mind elsewhere
she shoplifts
baby clothes

yeah yeah yeah after
the show

to go
pepperoni pizza
with shakes

on the electric chair

empty room
only the buzz
of a blow fly


lupin flower trembles in
swollen stream

of jacaranda trees
drop their blue

two stars -- three
along the centre line

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