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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