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

Karen Knight

Karen Knight

Karen Knight lives in Hobart. She has been widely published and anthologised since the 1960s, and has written four collections of

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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