New Year

January air is amniotic. / February will come like a birth or excision.

An illustrated pattern of red and pink flowers mimicking an embroidered style.

January air is amniotic. 

February will come like a birth or excision. 


This is love right now: 

Christmas bushes burning red through the mud. 


This is a portrait of you

with a trowel and sweaty nape.


I may keep the soil under my fingernails,

carry it 'til Spring, return and dig my hands in.


I may leave this moment here, in the nectar of the grevilleas,

when the sun takes its warm hand from my cheek.


The youngest leaves shiver with a breeze too weak for me to feel.

Then I feel.

Farrago's magazine cover - Edition One 2024


It’s 2012 and you have just opened Tumblr. A photo pops up of MGMT in skinny jeans, teashade sunglasses and mismatching blazers that are reminiscent of carpets and ‘60s curtains. Alexa Chung and Alex Turner have just broken up. His love letter has been leaked and Tumblr is raving about it—”my mouth hasn’t shut up about you since you kissed it.” Poetry at its peak: romance is alive.

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