you, your light

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

sedated

i am drought

my skin

hologram

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

open

if the coastlines our bodies endure

beg for water

my hands sense

become milk

how to dissolve breath

like mountains

your lungs

mine

expanding

like the sound a house makes

after burning itself to death

ambience

and know

that is how we evolve

 

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

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