An Autumnal Walk in Strathdale, by Michael J Leach at

An Autumnal Walk in Strathdale

An Autumnal Walk in Strathdale

written by:  Michael J Leach



(Footfalls on concrete paths)

The chittering of flying foxes

(Footfalls on asphalt roads)

The distant hum of vehicles

(Footfalls on nature strips)

The rhythmic chirp of crickets

(Footfalls on driveway gravel)

The bark of a cocker spaniel

(Footfalls on old dirt tracks)

The chuckling of kookaburras

(Footfalls on Strathdale Oval)

The booting of soccer balls

(Footfalls on fallen leaves)

The crunching of dry organics

(Footfalls all round)

A wall of sound

Michael J Leach

Michael J Leach

Michael J. Leach lives on unceded Dja Dja Wurrung Country in Bendigo, Victoria. His poems reside in Rabbit, Cordite, Meniscus, Verandah, Spillwords, Plumwood Mountain, the Medical Journal of Australia, the 2021 Hippocrates Prize Anthology, and elsewhere. Michael’s poetry collections include Chronicity (Melbourne Poets Union, 2020) and Natural Philosophies (Recent Work Press, forthcoming).
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