Contemporary Australian Poetry.
Sheath by Les Wicks
wakings by Stu Hatton
tracing tectonic histrionics, we declare
Pangaea in diagram & mind colony.
bight marks line up like satellite trajectories
on a clear day, with a small leap over from here
to history. a mother board reverse devours
the illusion of once-connectedness, big chomps
on southern Victoria, the Antarctic prop
of a lost lover breathing us digital now
or nevers. the scour of memory, always
temporary as wave action, the now collapse
- sing the past. approaching coda, not as perhaps
as encroaching water beginning to erase
boundaries, arability, hyperbole.
eventually everything looks like the sea.
Connor Weightman was born in NZ and lives in Perth. His poetry has been published in Westerly, foam:e & Voiceworks. He was shortlisted in the 2013 Judith Wright Poetry Prize and the 2012 Gwen Harwood Poetry Prize, and he took second place in the 2012 Karen W Treanor poetry award.