We started when

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

 

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.

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