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

the sky is on fire

by Scott-Patrick Mitchell

submerged, perth canyon

burns. flocked, flame churns


, turn into vapour, escape via

water clouds between the tide


& field where flight paths fly

, hides sky in sunset death cry


. we see a river aspire to set

course higher, but a saltwater


default sees it caught up in

logistics, how physics transform

Published: July 2016
Scott-Patrick Mitchell

is a Western Australian performance poet. The poem here is from new form he is currently working called slowmo vispo where poetic works are written specifically in regards to photographs. Visit for more information.

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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.