Poetry2020-06-13T08:20:40+10:00

June 2020

Don’t Say it

June 11th, 2020|Categories: Afterglow|

Not in your mother tongue, diction quick and soft and hushed, not Kalahari style with plosive clicks, or in a guttural throat purr. Even the sibilant whisper, the [...]

First Night

June 11th, 2020|Categories: Afterglow|

She was on her knees straddling him, her loose hair cresting over his chest. It felt like he’d always crooned slightly off key in her ear, as he [...]

First Anniversary

June 11th, 2020|Categories: Afterglow|

Outside my window, the you-you-you of mourning doves and I wake, bewildered. The redwoods hold each other up below the soil, intertwined. On your side of the bed [...]

Nocturne in Blue

June 11th, 2020|Categories: Afterglow|

Mutable as a cloud sculpted by wind, I didn’t understand the boundaries of skin. Then the heat of your hands, a cradle for my cheeks, fingertips at my [...]

Visitations

June 11th, 2020|Categories: Afterglow|

Ours is a fractured romance. We appearto each other in so many disguises.You stumble on the beach and presto,we’re two French soldiers in a trench touching fingers in a [...]

Walking the Foreshore

June 11th, 2020|Categories: New Poems|

I. Foam scours the sand. The pulsing lighthouse peers through clouds like lumpy breasts hugging the hills. My sister’s dead of cancer at 52 and I trod the beach [...]

March 2020

Nomad

March 2nd, 2020|Categories: New Poems|

When you have travelled through jungles of imagination, trod upon hot pavement in arid cities of desire, when all you’ve sought refuses to be found, stand still and let [...]

February 2020

January 2020