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Special N.02 – Poets speak up to Adani

Fairy Floss

by Jennifer Harrison

spun to its finest skeins

with all the strands of the past



around a flimsy balsa stick


this soft numb form

is like life’s airy drift


the flimsiest tangle

of  DNA


you, me

the taste of becoming


the idea that sex

is about melting


each other

under no one’s tongue

Published: August 2022
Jennifer Harrison

is a contemporary Australian poet. She is a recipient of the Christopher Brennan Award. Born in Liverpool, Sydney, Harrison studied medicine and then specialised in psychiatry.

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.