'Four Rooms' by Julie Manning

1.
Your beard intrigues me, its rough mystery, patterned complexity.
I imagine burrowing animals under your skin that raise

unreadable braille, tiny things my nails disturb – anemone fronds
in a sea-borne forest. I could analyse what I know

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Published in May 2018, no. 401
Julie Manning

Julie Manning

Julie Manning is an artist and poet living on Moreton Bay in Queensland. Her work has been published in Cordite and in the Grieve national poetry anthology. She is currently completing her first book of poems.

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