Nicole Rain Sellers
bark peels loose cursive green waves leap i surrender my human-limbed didge-blown skin stretched ectoplasmic i channel trunk curve buffet a southerly squall dip between twigs shake marine things unknown fly in silver shoals chirp dolphin fusion flute swivel gust let each pulse flail me a storm-swayed earth-streak singing whip of sprung feet slid in gold seaweed undulant dolphin i breach forest surf crest eucalyptus flower plunge drift swim skyward this spiral grove moves
Nicole Rain Sellers lives on Awabakal land near Newcastle. Her recent poems appear in Fossilised Lightning (Girls on Key, 2021, co-authored with Rebecca Trowbridge), Poetry for the Planet: An Anthology of Imagined Futures (Litoria Press, 2021), Love: Lifespan vol. 4 (Pure Slush Books, 2021), and in journals including Plumwood Mountain, The Blue Nib, Burrow, Australian Poetry Collaboration, and TEXT. Her writing has been awarded or listed in the Robyn Mathison Poetry Prize, Alice Sinclair Prize for Poetry, Sydney Hammond Memorial Writing Competition, and Newcastle Poetry Prize.