pockets of peace

Irina Frolova

when I am drained
of hope
chewed up 
by the hungry mouth of
someone else’s void
I dig deep
into nature’s pockets
come to recall 
my self
never empty

Irina Frolova lives and writes on the Awabakal land in NSW.  She has a degree in philology and is currently studying psychology at Deakin University. Her poetry and prose have appeared in Not Very Quiet, Australian Poetry Collaboration, Baby Teeth Journal, Rochford Street Review, The Blue Nib, The Australian Multilingual Writing Project, Live Encounters, Mascara Literary Review, Kalliope X, and various anthologies. Irina’s work speaks to the experience of immigration and a search for belonging. Her first collection of poetry Far and Wild was released by Flying Island Books in 2021. You can find Irina on Facebook @irinafrolovapoet.



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