Pendant, D, dun though pale,
F for faint mauve, fish and bicycle,
G, gothic paint in a green pail
H, an ambulance red and white,
J, lemon rain, K, snakebite,
L, bandage around M for kill,
N, no concrete freeway crush thrill,
P, torrid personals, Q for Quimper,
R, pale reptile, Sun and beach
And T-shirts, V, abrasive screech
Where a red vixen might scamper.
X is just black, Y mottled spoon,
Z pale grey sleeping under the moon.
First published in the Australian Book Review, 2013