for Richard Tipping


Inhabiting this



we’re not seated

on a carved chair


through glass


the sharked



ocean —


We’re the flensing edge

of any of a hundred

newly risen



We’re the cornea

of a boy bodysurfing

beside an

outlet pipe


We’re a blackened plank

floating around soaked

A message

without a bottle


WA-based poet Jackson won the 2014 Ethel Webb Bundell Poetry Award. In 2013 Mulla Mulla Press published her second collection lemon oil. In 2015 she will be commencing a PhD in Writing at Edith Cowan University. Jackson is the founding editor of Uneven Floor poetry blogzine, Visit Jackson at

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