Bellwether Beetles

Tiny flecks of red dance across artificial rivers of powdered grain, their movements halted only by the confusing steps of a familiar other. The speed and shape of their routines intertwine, dispersing into the shallows before contorting to crescendos of dual exhaustion. Behind Perspex windows we sift through cycles; charting …

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Better than Earth

Mechanical eyes sweep immeasurable skies, searching for life with boundaries pre-defined by the limitations of their homely existence. Blinkered hands reaching into dusky bags to pull blue marbles from a kaleidoscope of planetary possibilities. Not younger or smaller but warmer and wetter, these are the states in which life would …

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Zombie Fires

Buried beneath the snow line, these smouldering corpses begin to glow. Forgotten fires, whose reanimated embers burn brightly across the tundra; frozen bodies recoiling at the heat of their undying embrace. Thawed to life by distant warming these undead hordes now straddle horizons; crimson fingers flickering over blue-veined memories, as …

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Wild Offerings

Torn from the sky we clipped your wings to buy safe passage; broken bodies lovingly preserved with a tenderness denied in flight. We stole shadows from the sky then forgot the trickery of our theft; net traps replaced with industrial mistruths of animal husbandry. Chemical fingerprints unmask our guilt; your …

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Symbiotic Senses

We live on a mesh of invisible lines, the rigidity of attraction softly veiled by the faintness of touch; gentle come-hithers undone by the subtlety of their approach. Invisible guests stand to attention, physical aggregations two-stepping an illusion as straight as the crow flies; its lineal distinction stolen without tribute …

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Rediscovered Frogs

Across tropical concert halls, the air vibrates with the sound of a thousand voices; a living orchestra concealing its decline with the vivacity of each performance. Its muted notes lost beneath the canopy. Guided beyond senses we dowse for inference, amassing microscopic fragments that ripple across the surface; fleeting footsteps …

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