coralled gates the trees no more
for the Great Barrier Reef, officially declared dead after 25 million years
coloured birds don’t fly here not even & a dry time we have white a forest moves no longer no birds no song
rust & old machines
here we fall the same the stories of strange.their shining faces broken now / feel the opening the silent doors on doors unfold it’s time to haul out our lost pieces our histories of shattered shell.come to it then & in our dreaming
Reuben Woolley has been published in various magazines including Tears in the Fence, The Lighthouse Literary Journal, The Interpreter’s House, Domestic Cherry, The Stare’s Nest and Ink Sweat and Tears. His collection, the king is dead was published in 2014 with Oneiros Books and a chapbook, dying notes, in 2015 with Erbacce Press. Runner-up: Overton Poetry Pamphlet competition and the Erbacce Prize in 2015. A new collection on the refugee crisis, skins, was published by Hesterglock Press, 2016. He pretends to be busy editing the online magazines: I am not a silent poet and The Curly Mind.
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