Miro Bilbrough



things I left out

you steal other people’s stories, make yourself star confess by email solipsistic, I know you have the kind of eyes that put Isabella Rossellini out of work in movies or so she alleges smashed-avocado green cosmonauts ski slope cheeks you …

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Winners for the Val Vallis Award for an Unpublished Poem 2016

Run by Queensland Poetry Festival, and named in honour of a distinguished Queensland poet, the Arts Queensland Val Vallis Award for an Unpublished Poem is committed to encouraging poets throughout Australia. 2016 Selection panel: Chloe Wilson and Robert Sullivan Winner …

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Spider silk

I used to see how far I could flirt with you, you say. A cool descriptor for those solar interventions, the way you draped yourself across the stair rail like a scarlet boa, slouchy, ever-ready in my path— the ungentle …

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Imaginary Cinema

Lonely as a ghost scouring time, I visit our western hunting grounds where ramshackle railway mansions pose as rooming houses peopled by green grocers’ apostrophes and rubber plants. Your 19th century visage buckles and swims under mind-glass. Two asterisks, your …

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Tea Dances of this World

In the market you pet a coffee-coloured poodle with tea-tinted eyes practising that peculiarly boneless flop of his kind. Liberated from love, love is everywhere but in the person of the beloved. You look like a garden suggests a five-o’clock-shadow-passer-by. …

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