an Aotearoa poetry journal | ISSN 2744-3248

Poems by Hayden Hyams

The Lakes

Hayden Hyams

Published on
page 36 of Tarot #2
(June 2021)

Today we went to nature.
It was alright.
Freakin’ cold tho.
Made me feel like I’d been to the gym.

When we got home I watched a video on Facebook.
A biotech company producing ‘bacon’ from mycelium.

Beyond the hum of roads,
And possibly even Covid,
My hands shrivelled until,
I regretted not buying the gloves I saw at Kathmandu.

It was a good price.
I probably should have bought them.