Portrait Of A Wild Pool

Runner Up WILDCARE
Tasmania Nature Writing Prize 2005.
Published in Island
Magazine 102, 2005

PORTRAIT OF A WILD POOL              

   They carry/Time looped so river-wise about their house    

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Mango

MANGO 

At the sink with mango

cupped. Knife slices through

the sun, fibres sever, part

and drip. The jungle in my palm,

sweet hot December scent,

sticky juices

trickling over naked skin.

 

Through the window clouds

brew black

the sky is bruised,

all blue fallen to

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