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States of Poetry 2016 - TAS | 'Where am I?' by Karen Knight

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States of Poetry Tasmania - Series One

States of Poetry 2016 - TAS | 'Where am I?' by Karen Knight

Reviewed by
States of Poetry Tasmania - Series One

Where am I?

 

I am desperate for connection.
I must have hit a black spot.
The sun is glaring at me and blinding
my display screen.
All I can see is my own face.
Coarse sand has crept between my toes.
I have wandered too far.
I need to google a map, text someone
who will reconnect me.
This shell, this sand, the smell of rotting kelp.
I poke at dead things with pieces of driftwood.
This strange salty wind, seagulls and whale lookout.
How can a message washed up in an old bottle
compare to my new slate black iPhone?

Karen Knight

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