Morning Light

Hannah Clinton

 

Ruthless,

your pressing nail catching

on the Queen’s ivory shoulder

 

our fishbowl memories

\scorched and

paddling through cracked eggshell and slick bubbles

in a shallow basin

 

scorched — the

sunrise

licks the salt stain

 

greedy     sheepdog eyes

loving; wet

under the sink you found a mothy web

tossed undercover

at the scene of the incident

 

and, incidentally

as light rays, striking

find

 

a heel-dug ditch

in the embankment

a reprise of a lost traveller

the flinching impress of ivy and barbed wire

 

Hannah Clinton is a Melbourne based writer and recent Graduate of Monash University. Her poems take the Australian landscape, as both a real and imagined place, as a primary point of inspiration. Her poetry has previously been published in Verge 2013: Becoming.

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