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.