Black Feathers

it’s the eve of The Eve.
Redhead knocking on the door.
The sun a pink blister.
Dirty dishwater sea
in a sandwich of sand.

Black feathers pirouette
stall before landfall—
Black leather leaves.

Rosa OKane


Rosa O’Kane is an emerging poet who was born and grew up in Northern Ireland. Her poem ‘Hydrography of the Heart’ was a commended entry in The Hippocrates Prize 2014. She has been shortlisted for the Australian Catholic University poetry prize in 2018 and 2019. Her poems have been published in The Canberra Times, Not Very Quiet online journal and The Blue Nib.

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