Two Poems

by Tahlia Chloe

Tahlia Chloe is a poet from Sydney, Australia. Her work has appeared in various Australian and international publications such as Cordite Poetry Review, Scum Mag and Shabby Doll House. In 2016 she was a featured artist at National Young Writers Festival.

 

Little Cliffs

 

a mountain presents itself       at my       feet and       once again I am

made to make       decisions       for the       both of us       you:       flickering

light   hidden moon   unknowable and     known    I want to show you flowering

gumnuts       dry river       a land that moves me       hope we are moved by

the same       collisions       rock and plant cells       rooted deep within us

the same atoms       repeated billions of times       creating material unity       a

dangerous vulnerability to traject       a mind       to another mind

faithfully unearthing shared       foundations       if I take this mountain alone

see that you can follow

 

[Potential meaning]

 

Consider the inversion of a future without

commodity: a futureless commodity i.e., all

this. Moulding despair. In spite of my confidence,

I do not mean to imply that we will arrive at

some truth. It’s neither timely nor of our time. Life

overlaps with life. Men bulk up their poems with

with things like “priapistic potentiality” but faith

but faith has to come from somewhere. Hate

by light of computer screen, tender light of

holy communion. Defraud your memories

via the cloud, “dyspeptic disseminations” tell us

nothing about loving another person. Full stops

are so misleading: there is more and more and

overlap and more and


Tahlia Chloe is a poet from Sydney, Australia. Her work has appeared in various Australian and international publications such as Cordite Poetry Review, Scum Mag and Shabby Doll House. In 2016 she was a featured artist at National Young Writers Festival.

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