Gantry

Awake since midnight,

he had already reported in:

eggs, orange juice,

a decaffeinated coffee substitute,

a cantilever,

a butterfly.
 
Unable to bear his own weight,

he relied on pneumatics to stay upright,

overpowering desire,

five degrees off vertical,

looking sideways at the lane,

cold air blowing,

where his legs were joined.

Google search results based on the titles of photographs found in the NASA archives


Shane Strange lives in Canberra, Australia . His writing has appeared in various print and on line journals, including Overland, Griffith Review, Burley, Verity La, foam:e and Cordite Poetry Review. He is currently studying at the University of Canberra, where he also tutors and lectures in Creative Writing.

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