Box kite (Vanessa Page)

An ending: the night falling, softly indigo over Clontarf Beach. Human activity roughed in, abstract: inside the rim of winter — the two of us moving slowly, and further distant …

Bare (Melinda Smith)

The dead are necessary    they are forked like branches   they have their own names    call them: they are not hiding    what use will you come to ? a eucalypt stag   …

Recompense (Luke Best)

David with the Head of Goliath (Rome) — Caravaggio             Fatality There’s a boy on the wall of my writing space: the all-dark 3a.m. cubicle. …