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Poet Colleen Hannah

LIVING LIFE IN A SUBDUCTION ZONE Forced down and shifting sideways Living life in a subduction zone The mantle’s quaking dust has flown The clock stopped counting time is done Living life in a subduction zone And it’s heave ho and away we go Clock stopped counting time is done I wait in line for…

Poet Mike Cowan

black muddy waters black muddy waters came rolling by they’ve swept my love in their raging tides Earth, to my wife had sworn to be, a home of peace to her and me but waters rose from angry seas and covered Earth and lands and we and in the swift blink of an eye, my…

Poet Rachel Bentham

Quaking. (New Zealand.) The glasses clinked on their shelves, a sign we recognised. Unperturbed, I moved to the kitchen doorway – doorways were supposed safer, the frying pan still in my hand. The floor shook as scales shake when you weigh yourself, an insecurity underfoot. But it didn’t stop. The shake became a roll, a…

Poet Robert Smith

untitled love poem ‘i have sat among those in love and watched it live and die right before my eyes’ the old man said to me my heart was crumbling with loss and here was the old man talking to me in my moment of solitude pain suffering anguish loss. ‘full love is as rare…

Poet Natasha Head

Will We Ever Hurt Across the ocean, around the world Devastation knows no limits When our kind are left to suffer As happenstance or coincidence Embraces them in a vice like grip Our prayers fly, but not fast enough As families are torn Tossed like discarded paper Into the vortex of the unknown Swimming toward…