an Aotearoa poetry journal | ISSN 2744-3248

Poems by Sarain Frank Soonias

Put Yourself Second

Sarain Frank Soonias

Published on
page 38 of Tarot #2
(June 2021)

walking along the brushline
even a warm group of four could spook a child
voices that aren’t really there
but mean so much more
on our back in the sun
you’re just as blind to it all now as you ever were
holding up a candle to change the meter
oh you’d build a kingdom for another
and shore up the moat
standing ten feet back to be sure