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From: Vol.03 N.01 – How Humans Engage with Earth

We started when

by Gabrielle Higgins

I kept thinking of news-clip images

grief collapsing people


the irrelevance of vertical

my affinity with the floor


once I stopped on a track

unable to go on  I curled on a rock


there  in the sun

I was sedimentary


everything gained clarity

Then  there was something to say


He, like I

began from broken


now writes himself as landscape

All that residue in the make up of cliffs

Published: January 2016
Gabrielle Higgins

is a Sydney poet, dancer and community development worker. The common threads through her varied careers, and themes in her poetry, are inclusivity and connection. She likes trying to understand moments that surprise her, through poetry.

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.