The Year Pt. I

That morning
after a late one,
laughing and falling back asleep
or one is asleep
the other just holding her
watching light flicker on the wall

Neither knows what time it is
both know it doesn’t matter
there’s no time
with you
half-asleep

Last night faded faraway
and you in my
arms here,
the white sheets and me
cradling you asleep
fingers softly on
the pillow

A phone buzzes
but there’s nothing
outside of this room,
nothing
to take you away from me, now

Nothing but time

Tony Abbott and Scott Morrison: Together Forever

This May, our beloved Prime Minister Tony Abbott took the hand of his long-time lover and fellow politician: Scott Morrison in marriage.

The Australian nation looked on from television screens and twitter feeds around the country, handkerchiefs soaked in happy tears, whilst the two handsome politicians declared their eternal love for each other – staring into each other’s deep hazel eyes. Amateur creative journalist Camilla Eustance was lucky enough to capture this fleeting moment from the wedding ceremony as the joyous couple walked down the isle, holding sugar-filled roses and each other’s smooth, suntanned hands. Shortly after the wedding ceremony, flanked by family, friends, and kangaroos, Tony and Scott boarded the purple plane, destined for Ireland – where they are allegedly spending their honeymoon. Congratulations to Australia’s newest sweethearts.

You are the music

The music pours into the room.
 
This room is you.
 
It’s always been there
but I hadn’t noticed it until now
 
Before, I didn’t know the richness of the tapestries on the wall
and I never sat at the oak table in my pyjamas
reading the story inside its wood
 
In the cemetery
I held my breath all night
 
I felt the leaves, or was it you
run a hand down the line from my cheek to my chest
 
The deep black line curving through
and aching
 
As it echoes,
aching in thick pulsing waves
as it echoes
 
In the morning
it washed me ashore, into your arms
Back to the room in the house of my heart
 
that I never thought to open before.