onetaste

Elaine Leong

 

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hard

totakea breathwhenitis sowarm-ing

likeabeehiveswarm-ing

everyth-ingpushingoutwardsandburrowinginwardsthereare

cablefibreopticnervesand

openairinternets

andphishingsites

andthemanonthemoonwavingatthesoundonmytongue

andastrangesenseofdistanceinthiseasyclaustrophobialikemaybetodayiwilltakeamilkbathor

maybetomorrowor

maybernevereven

itdoesntmatterbecausethewaytimewalkspastmyhouseevery

morninganddropsaletterinmycasketitssortof

conviviallikemaybethesuniswatchingitsshadowcomeoverus

andmaybethemoonisdissolvingintospace

andmaybetheoreosaremeltingintheirbox

andeveryth-ing

be-ing

mean-ing

expand-ing

inthecupofaheartthatissofullofloveand

soemptyofitselfitsalways

okaytobesmalltosomeoneand

largerthananyone

sunmoonmanletterboxoreoheartyoujustdunkrightinbeca
usethetasteissolovelyanditneverlastsforevereither

 

 

Elaine Leong is a writer and visual artist from Melbourne. Recently, she completed an honours thesis at RMIT University which analysed the literary techniques used in Timothy Morton’s Hyperobjects as nonhuman things that enact Morton’s ecophilosophy. In her work, Leong seeks to map a poetics of ecological solidarity through intersecting language (as ingredient), experimental nonfiction (as method), and speculative philosophy (as recipe).

 

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