Project Eden – Meredi Ortega

                                                    displacement, only the is
isthmus collar, barking fence
rufous bellied blue             like it dropped from
                        the heart
low tides, fur crossings, the fret of
fox and salt
                       she sews a bilby costume
from leaves, dry earth                               ashamed, hides
                                                  woylie nests
           tags creatures with a spray can in the night
shiftiness of sand and cat, that feral familiar
guts and scat, convinced that
                       only the sky is easy and right
and some marsupials are dying on purpose
stocktake                                  acacia, acacia, malleefowl
retracement, the wild
                     this time, this only the
claypan, salt scrub                            thorny devil can stay