Owen Bullock


Serenade by Cassandra Lynn Miller

They ask me to join U2 on bass. I haven’t played bass much, but they’re happy with my progress in the rehearsal studio. It’s an incredible thrill to play the bassline to ‘I still haven’t found what I’m looking for’ in front of tens of thousands. Pretty soon, I have my own solo gigs. Skip to my final concert, and I merge into an image of myself in a stained-glass window, high up, to the side of the stage, which is now empty. The image is about three metres wide. It’s me, except I have blue eyes and look more like Daniel Craig. In the last moment, I disappear.

sunrise   the liquid light


About the writer:
Owen Bullock has published three collections of poetry, five books of haiku and a novella; the most recent being Summer Haiku (2019), and Work & Play (2017). He teaches Creative Writing at the University of Canberra.

Image: Serenade by Cassandra Lynn Miller. Oil on unspecified medium. No size specified. By free license.