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From: Vol.03 N.02 – Decolonisation and Geopoethics

Morning Light

by Hannah Clinton


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


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



a heel-dug ditch

in the embankment

a reprise of a lost traveller

the flinching impress of ivy and barbed wire

Published: July 2016
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.

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.