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From: Vol.05 N.02 – Make It So


by Rory Green

sing a reverse burial

the mangrove cryptid

swallows bike frames


its exoskeletal graft

under muddied skins

some old body’s jingle


rings to nervousness

as sludge flesh tickles

a kayak’s hull agape


eyes the scout hall

in a theory of leaving

piers tremble and tip


reading out crab tracks

the membrane of marsh

accretes a wet language


stirs up dried limbs

water arcs through

metals and sediment


of a root saline sweat

stilted and panting the

golem strides inward


egests the stark past

a cellular sovereignty

mapped in tide pulse

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.