Interview with a granite boulder

Type
Fiction
Category
Fiction

A bit about me: I was created from cooling magma during the Late Devonian period. Part of the Harcourt granodiorite formation in Victoria, I spent my early life underground before emerging into the air as the soil above me weathered away. Things are more interesting above ground, although I’m slowly shrinking as sun, wind and rain wear me down. Eventually, I will be little more than soil myself.

Type
Poetry
Category
Poetry

Cockatoo

We stop the Subaru in a town west of the Dividing Range where a café door is camouflaged by pink plastic streamers that don’t keep the flies out and the taciturn shopkeeper is wearing a Keith Urban t-shirt (Light the Fuse Tour 2013).

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Type
Poetry
Category
Poetry

A matter of lives

murder reduced to counting bodies naming names dates and days processioning through plagued streets grief – a spectacle feeding news

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Type
Poetry
Category
Poetry

Hand as whale

Over a table-surface the lampreys of fingers subsisting on air and nothing. They erupt into sentience as all things fossils admit them as honorary sediment at the seabed and their hands pretend

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