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From: Vol.05 N.02 – Make It So

you, your light

by Mitch Cave

i dreamt there were fireworks last night

reminded me of how

you are cathedral or

then i am grace in sandstones

because i know

how to breathe like lanterns

do and why

i am becoming bats


i am drought

my skin


or then you are forest

enveloped with wind

or i am the morning of you

illumined with century

we are like driftwood

here is mouth


if the coastlines our bodies endure

beg for water

my hands sense

become milk

how to dissolve breath

like mountains

your lungs



like the sound a house makes

after burning itself to death


and know

that is how we evolve

Published: July 2018
Mitch Cave

is based on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. His work has appeared in Australian Poetry Anthology, Cordite, Rabbit, and numerous others.

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.