Rory Green


sing a reverse burial

the mangrove cryptid

swallows bike frames


its exoskeletal graft

under muddied skins

some old body’s jingle


rings to nervousness

as sludge flesh tickles

a kayak’s hull agape


eyes the scout hall

in a theory of leaving

piers tremble and tip


reading out crab tracks

the membrane of marsh

accretes a wet language


stirs up dried limbs

water arcs through

metals and sediment


of a root saline sweat

stilted and panting the

golem strides inward


egests the stark past

a cellular sovereignty

mapped in tide pulse


Rory Green is a writer from the Central Coast. They are currently publishing a poem for every pokemon at www.tinyletter.com/otherwisepokedex.
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