soaked

Jackson

for Richard Tipping

 

Inhabiting this

art

 

we’re not seated

on a carved chair

regarding

through glass

 

the sharked

polluted

eternal

ocean —

 

We’re the flensing edge

of any of a hundred

newly risen

teeth

 

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, unevenfloorpoetry.blogspot.com. Visit Jackson at proximitypoetry.com.

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