Thursday, October 21, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

18 September 2010

Really, the urge to write has gone....

Monday, October 18, 2010

man in the menzies pub

man in the menzies pub
wears minimum dress requirements
orders his drink
then sips
stares at the pressed tin walls
built by someone forgotten
painted too many times to be counted
looks into the bubble patterns in his beer
his fingertips imprint the frost
his dog waits outside
but his woman was long gone
counts the hours by the glass

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Saint Mary MacKillop Muffins

The Miracle of the St Mary MacKillop Muffins:
While talking on the phone to my daughter on her birthday, 13 October 2010, I had a muffin epiphany. A recipe appeared in my mind and I knew I had to bake the muffins on 17 October 2010 to celebrate the canonisation of Sister Mary MacKillop. The dark bitter chocolate symbolises her difficulties with the hierarchy of the church in Australia and the sweet white chocolate the purity and love of God. Brown and white were also the colours of her habit.

Wet Mix
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup milk

Dry Mix
2 1/2 cups self raising flour
100 grams white chocolate
100 grams dark chocolate

Preheat the oven.
Prepare the muffin pans by greasing them well.
Blend thoroughly the butter and the sugar.
Beat in eggs and then milk.
Carefully mix in the flour taking care not to over mix.
Stir in the white and dark chocolate.
Place the mixture in the prepared tins and bake.
Bake 200 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes.

Saint Mary MacKillop Muffins Coral Carter © 2010

Saturday, October 16, 2010

one dollar doesn't buy much heroin

one dollar doesn't buy much heroin
one dollar doesn't buy much
one dollar doesn't buy
one dollar doesn't
one dollar

Monday, October 11, 2010

at the menzies hotel

at the menzies hotel
bikies on the stoop
their black leathers sheen
dulled with road dust
hold empty jerry cans
wait for the bloke
in a strained stained
t shirt
to bring keys
for the pump

inside wearing
minimum dress requirements
the local
into his beer
his luck is out
no gold today
only snakes

Sunday, October 3, 2010


fast food
roadside customers

Friday, October 1, 2010

i wished for this

i wished for this
empty house
empty days
my mouth opens
says nothing
the blank grey
sky presses
on me

i saw him leave
coat drawn
holding scraps
coat drawn
hiding shattered
coat drawn
against cold
against dark
against night