I found myself hanging upside down in the roof of his mouth,
The sphinx, like a leaf
caught in his stone teeth.
You were there.
It was brittle.
You followed me to the garden of Gethsemane,
where things are gorgeous
In their weakness,
And beneath the olive tree
down with open mouths waiting
for everything to
drop. Olives, stars, pennies
A man in a pointy suit
With frightening mirrors for shoes told
us, ‘if you sacrifice your heart you
will get ahead’.
We laughed, only monsters
heads. And by that he measured us,
I’m not sure what
What’s worse is that a tiger wept
with a thorn in his paw.
In tomorrow’s circus
tent you helped me pull it out.
It bled. You are kind
so you read us all
the things that
Solomon ever thought
I made you a crown
of upturned daggers, and you made
me wings out of
When tiny flowers grew
out of my temples,
my mind must
be a beautiful place. I worried that
all their roots would come
an unbeautiful way.
Leave it at that,
some blues don’t wash out.
In the ocean
where the sky is
wet and tall and inside out
we find a trapdoor,
We come out among the
stars. They drink in our strangeness,
our limbs and our soft textured
skins. And the way
we like to be told, and gasp
at how brutally we want
to be adored.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
At 5.43 pm on October 3, local girl Emma Pitman fell over during her annual jog through the local park.
Miss Pitman had been running for a few minutes when the elastic on her tights began to loosen, causing her tights to descend.
Miss Pitman, committed to keeping her…
famous people and food
It’s fun to imagine certain people eating certain food.
1. Hitler eating avocado.
2. Bob Dylan eating a cheese stringer.
3. Julia Gillard with chicken nuggets.
4. The Queen eating an Uncle Toby’s roll up.
5. Leonardo Dicaprio with a mini quiche.
‘The Pros and Cons of The Bubble Bath’
1.You can use your toes as fingers. This is unfortunately rare in the outside world.
2. Bubble beards and bubble hair.
3. It evokes nostalgia for being a kid when the bath was a lot bigger and you were a lot smaller.
1. You feel like you’re a dumpling in miso soup.
2. You can’t bring your cat.
3. No matter how comfortable you tell yourself you are reading your book in the bath, you will always be more comfortable on your bed. Or the couch. Or pretty much anywhere that isn’t a water retentive porcelain nest.
is ‘swell’ the abbreviation of ‘so well’ !?
“how are you?”
“how’s your paper mache project going?”
Like when you see someone on the street who looks like your dad and you feel like you trust him or when your bus nearly crashes and you jerk forward and shriek an obscenity in the ear of the woman in front of you or when you wonder why on earth no one seems to have time for cowboy boots these days?
i hate when people spell ‘going’ without the ‘g’ at the end,
it just looks like groin
and sometimes i misread ‘replies’ as ‘reptiles’
some girl will say
‘he never replies’
and i’ll think,
‘gosh, i hope not?’
Biography Attempt III
Emma Pitman, aspiring mermaid and burrito enthusiast, is soon to graduate from UTS’ Writing and Cultural Studies program. This is her first experience of being published. Aside from writing, she is currently trying to patent her invention of banana flavoured Coca Cola.