Physic 2020

by Anne M Carson

Today it’s a dose of sunset light
delivered at dusk     be still
and let it do its work    
light levels are low     gunmetal
and pewter have been with us
for days      trees are attending    
arms by their sides    
the metal opens      gold spills
from a seam      beneath       
orange and yellow rays refract    
colour shines into the
room     licks of light     enter
through eyes and pores     
penetrating bodies     even the
hard wads at our centre.     

Poet biography: Anne M Carson is a poet, essayist and visual artist. Her poetry has been published internationally and widely in Australia, and she has been recognised in poetry prizes. Massaging Himmler: A Poetic Biography of Dr Felix Kersten (Hybrid, 2019)and Two Green Parrots (Ginnindera Press, 2019) were published in 2019. She has initiated a number of poetry-led social justice projects, performs poetry with Muse Poetica, and is a PhD candidate in Creative Writing at RMIT. 

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