'the failure of listening in East Gippsland'

the thin names
which bear
places: their

uncritically: which
sit with them, with-
out judgement,
as companion

animals: accord flow
into previous – or any -  
significance, each
an open

narration, repeated
(as parentheses stagger
accelerant) as trees
 within, without

this minute’s
window: there
Traralgon’s (too specific)
structure’s awareness

of its signs: upturned
bone stretched
with signature, glyph
of this mouth: of

these hands: crooked with
tympanic density: this
position, it aches
with undue hearing