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From: Vol.09 N.01 – A Poetics of Rights

A right to cross a road

by Anne Elvey
Morning. Eastern Grey 
Roos. Miss one of their own.

Afternoon. News. A blast.
Through a maternity ward. 

Evening. At home. On stolen 
Land. Headlights. Shrapnel.

Night. Trucks. The species’
Toll. A peal of kind. 

Morning. Road-making.
Wetlands resist. A bridge.
Published: August 2022
Anne Elvey

is a poet, editor and researcher, living on Boonwurrung Country in bayside Naarm (Melbourne). Her poetry publications include Obligations of voice (2021), On arrivals of breath (2019), White on White (2018) and Kin (2014). Leaf is forthcoming with Liquid Amber Press in September 2022. Former managing editor of Plumwood Mountain journal, Anne holds honorary appointments at Monash University and University of Divinity, Melbourne.

An Australian and international
journal of ecopoetry and ecopoetics.

Plumwood Mountain Journal is created on the unceded lands of the Gadigal and Wangal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and to elders past, present and future. We also acknowledge all traditional custodians of the lands this journal reaches.