the flow-on effect


It seemed for a while there everyone was building marinas hoping to attract money-splashing boat-owners to small coastal communities while destroying the coast and small local communities. I wrote this one six years ago and it originally appeared in James Cook Uni’s combined March / October LiNQ in 2006 named Earthly Things.

flow-on effect

Pt Vincent, South Australia jan 2004

where once the sheoak grew on flats

a coast has been reclaimed

in this new age marina

translates as El Dorado

high rollers washing in

flotsam of the affluent

multiplier effect

yielded in its wake


are  parasites

donating fruit.


say their fruit

will come in time.