ELLEN CREGAN #3: February

Artwork by Joseph Lynch
Artwork by Joseph Lynch

rabbits tremble under

arching roots

 

hide their warrens

beneath graves

 

ancient stone dominos

poised to collapse.

 

antipodean graves do not lean

they line up like

 

braced teeth in

a teenaged mouth;

 

eternal devotees of

colonial rigidity.

 

I tiptoe across

the iced earth

 

in iridescent gore-tex

I am offensively bright

 

and afraid

to disturb rabbits

 

crypt dwellers

deep in sleep.

 


 
 

About Ellen Cregan 4 Articles
ELLEN CREGAN is a creative writing student from Melbourne. Her poetry has previously appeared in Farrago, Voiceworks and In Brief.