Contemporary Australian Poetry.
Racing Colours by Siobhan Hodge
Water on Fire by Matt Hetherington
The moon she is enormous, I say
reading your text message out loud, curled
up in the lounge room at 5pm.
I slip through the front door,
search the still-blue sky
but cannot find it.
The moon is slipping past me.
I think through my fingers.
Send text. Retreat inside to couch
comfort. Think better of it.
Expose myself again to the softening
advance of dusk and look up.
I find her. The moon, she is an enlarged pupil
in rapture. I see her with mine. Send text.
You and I:
we cast up offerings, seeking
to earn her affections.
You: unlid a serenade to the skies.
The moon: she rounds my vowels and your voice.
Her light shines on us both.
I read your confirmation.
Together. Apart. We sit as pupils
in the face of this city. Blinking
in wonder. For the moment, full.
indigo eli is a poetically inclined writer, artist and performer. Her work stems from the urge to document intangibilities and speak the unspoken. Most known for her spoken word, indigo is a three-time national finalist of the Australian Poetry Slam. She's also a published and exhibiting poet, and a co-founder of Spoken Word SA. She can be found at indigoeli.com and tweets @indigo_eli.