Routines

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  • Published 20191105
  • ISBN: 9781925773804
  • Extent: 264pp
  • Paperback (234 x 153mm), eBook

About once a day I think about the wetness of Ellen’s eyes as Obama placed the Presidential Medal of Freedom around her neck. The other day on Ellen the entertainment guests were hip-hop dancers who busk on the subway. After their routine she calls out to her assistant Andy. ‘Andy, bring in the hat’, a giant baseball cap into which she hurls bricks of money. ‘I think we need more, Andy. Another 10,000’. The men dance on the furniture, Tom-Cruise style, like each 10k is a Presidential Medal of Freedom. ‘Another 10,000, Andy.’ She stops, even though the hat isn’t a quarter full. She wants to take a minute to thank the sponsor, but it only takes two seconds.

 

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Daniel Swain

Daniel Swain’s poetry and prose have appeared in Cordite, Rabbit, Long Paddock, Archer, Junkee and The Sydney Morning Herald. He is currently completing a...

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