November 29th, 2021Local Lines
The gully behind the property is
a long throat. Jewelled by
eucalypts and other
bush trees. A muzzy razorback-
the sky above fish-
In a half-breath it may rain. Or
go completely to dust,
birds taking to the sky like ramrods.
Beauty and danger at the backstep,
the stormy air, thick with flies
Stephanie Powell has recently moved to Hepburn Springs after several years living in the UK, her debut poetry collection, Bone, was published by Halas Press in July 2021. More writing can be found @atticpoet on Instagram.
Local Lines comes mainly from a group of local poets but other submissions are always welcome. To have a poem considered for publication contact Bill Wootton at firstname.lastname@example.org