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From: Vol.01 N.02 – Making way for other kind

Weed Grounds

by Jill Jones

The way grounds become tired

of being told or dreamt


and weeds, from the work

of growing unattended, unregarded


they’re ordinary, half-wild

and won’t be stopped easily


by the great mutants

the pests of language


attached and rootless in

the same unwelcome


beyond mirrors or concepts

meeting places


flowering and simply kidding

about being flowers


being sneaky and queer within

and beyond spaces


a bit part, a wall, a crack

broken field, a darkness


paths not quite flagrant

defiant and silly


a bitterness in fresh forms

taking and straying

Published: July 2014
Jill Jones

has published eight full-length books of poetry, including The Beautiful Anxiety (Puncher & Wattmann, 2014). Her work is represented in major anthologies including the Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature. She is a member of the J.M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice, University of Adelaide.

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.