musk deepening age hardens the bean with each wall scaled a noisy ascension graceless as if to announce a bell trails at night, this is a herald as is the door, knocking a loose tooth in jamb incremental, growth stretches across made beds strand by strand, shedding how want makes a body liquid, rivering shin: prelude to hunger’s flood in the dark, landscape warms landscape, small & curved, kinship unspoken in a green field of vision lidded with thunder, approaching
Scott-Patrick Mitchell (SPM) is a non-binary poet who lives as a guest on Whadjuk Noongar Land. In 2019, they won MPU’s Martin Downey Urban Realist Poetry Award and The Wollongong Short Story Prize. SPM was recently shortlisted for The International Googie Goer Prize for Speculative Prose and the 2020 and 2021 Red Room Poetry Fellowship. Scott-Patrick’s debut collection, Clean, will be released early 2022.