we queue quietly just here! where? oh paul your villanelle marches stylishly to the front! war again! but first a visit to the theatre & a meal of rose petals the war is that way! but you are thinking of another front & charge towards the chequered mansion you are denied entry for a moment but the promise of glory and a desk job draws the bouncers away & you make yet another triumphant entry
Mark Roberts is a Sydney based poet and critic. He had a book of prose poems, Stepping Out of Line, published in 1985 and may one day publish another book. He edits the online journal Rochford Street Review (http://rochfordstreetreview.com/) and P76 Magazine (http://rochfordstreetpress.wordpress.com/p76-literary-magazine/).