Poem

Maxine Beneba Clarke
Frankly Speaking

oh come on

geoff wilson’s not my cousin cousin
 
he’s my grandfather’s cousin’s
grandson unremoved

    frankly speaking
i barely know the bloke

we have the same last name
but the link is
    ...confused

              tim—
             don’t you own shares?

with wilson asset & co?
owned by the grandfather’s cousin’s
grandson i don’t know?
 
            i think you said his name’s geoffrey, tim
i guess so
    i mean

that could be him

Maxine Beneba Clarke
is The Saturday Paper’s poet laureate, and the author of The Hate Race and Foreign Soil. She is a winner of the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Poetry.