Marina Nosenkova – Deakin University
So many step under the clocks
That show infinity of time
The crowds – a never-ending flock,
A fascinating pantomime.
The boy with chocolate on his face
Indulging by the lolly stall.
So many treats in a small space…
Oh, how he’d like to have them all!
Young lady waiting on the steps,
She has such an important date.
She even bought a racy dress
And now she fears that he is late…
Old man, at the flower stall, asks:
“How much do these cost?”
While sitting by the escalators,
A woman mourns the love she lost.
A youth, clutching his lover’s hands,
Leaves on her lips an awkward kiss.
“Will you come back to me on Sunday?”
– He says,
“For it is you I miss.”
And I, not knowing where I’m going,
Or what life has in store for me…
Rushing home on a crowded train
So I can have a cup of tea.
Marina is just about to finish her Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in psychology this year. She has a great passion for mental health, as well as for literature, creative writing and poetry. In her spare time she loves being outdoors and also attending all kinds of cultural events.