an Aotearoa poetry journal | ISSN 2744-3248

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8 on its side

unadorned spinster
a fog gathers inside
her cat is hungry

in bed a man weeps
trapped by newsprint sirens
a tangle of inky limbs

boy on a swing
watches other children play
the distance widens

a couple entwined
she gasps, tightens, fulfilled
he sighs, emptied

old woman & phone
silent companions
no calls for days

father & son debate
rough voices parry & thrust
the stag laid low

city of light
the dark-souled denizens
cleave to shadows

8 on its side
constant rings tarnished
crushed underfoot