Nicola Themistes




furling rosehips turn

through the fingertips


spidermoss & sparrowsong

the nest of a blue wren


the pearl would not exist

without the creeping caterpillar




i whisper not

to the furling shades,

nor whistle songs

to your ragged gaze –


nightshade fruits from every blossom

& no hyacinth left to bud in hindsight


Nicola Themistes is the author of Spectacle City: An Allegory. Her works have been published in Cordite, Southerly Journal, and Outcrop: radical Australian poetry of land. She lives in a forest somewhere in Northern NSW. Poetry is life and life is poetry.

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