small sisters.

The Night of Taneyamagahara - Directed by Kazuo Oga - Studio Ghibli

I could make my home in reverberation
but you would never let me go

So I am walking slow
into the glow
of the light beside your bed

And you are turning in your sleep
and you forget to breathe; you’re dead

You’re dead

(but it’s all in my head)


ghosting // mother mother

and this is why i have decided
to pull these old white sheets from my head
i’ll leave them folded neat and tidy
so that you’ll know i’m out of hiding

the futures in their rear-view.


your life is not a museum;
it’s an archeological dig

they can order it when you’re gone
with monuments and letters carefully packaged away

but not today.

Springtime Prompt


Calling all poets.

September 1 marks the start of spring, here, in Australia.

Submit your springtime poetry for the first 30 days of September and tag it “springtimeseptember”.

I shall be tracking this and at the end of it all, there shan’t be prizes. Instead, a chance to interact with new poets and read the works of others; a prize in itself.

Spread the word, wonderful writers.




dove care

there’s an ad on tv advertising soap
and i pretend i don’t see how flaky cracks spread across smooth surfaces
through the smallest of touches

what a pretty lie,
to be white and soft and beautiful in your hands

what a pretty lie i am

"Something in me vibrates to a dusky, dreamy smell of dying moons and shadows."

Zelda Fitzgerald (via esseekay)

to find glory in pane

can you imagine what it would be like to kick back,
fling your fist in defiance in a state of
crumble the earth in your fingertips because it is a dream more vivid than god’s own—

this is semi-permenance:
tall buildings pained,
glass houses paned with heavy windows that reach to heaven only to be shattered by angels who fear their own reflections and see the devil instead like a stain,

oh, i wish i was immortal
but those who become dust and sand reflect celestial bodies

so i do not need to be.