Contemporary Australian Poetry.
Lauds by Davina Allison
Pièce de Shakespeare by Michele Seminara
dawn comes not unlike
the sleeplessness preceding it,
unalterable and dragging through your breath.
then there's the acute aloneness you have felt engraining anyway.
you walk on and pass through
an inexplicable view you search for
and watch fade perfectly from the periphery
your tongue fallen into deeper silence with each considered motion.
thought itself is inconceivable
but you know at some point the grasses reach an end
and the pale tree-faces turn away.
the wind will start to dissolve skin.
you are invisible as air.
Robbie Coburn is a poet and critic. He was born in June 1994 in Melbourne and lives in the rural district of Woodstock, Victoria. His poetry and criticism have been published in various Australian journals. His books are Human Batteries (Picaro Press, 2012), Rain Season (Picaro Press, 2013) and Before Bone and Viscera (Rochford St. Press, 2014).