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


i am drought

my skin


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


if the coastlines our bodies endure

beg for water

my hands sense

become milk

how to dissolve breath

like mountains

your lungs



like the sound a house makes

after burning itself to death


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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