On the second floor
Kirsten Le Harivel (IIML, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)
Their room was a tent of hibiscus
the sun sheltered. From the window
a pied stilt foraged in shallow water.
She turned to him and whispered.
His eyes were turned to squares
of light. He wanted to say
something, but somehow
language failed him.
Kirsten Le Harivel is completing her MA at the International Institute of Modern Letters. Her work has been published in Blackmail Press, Penduline Press and The 4th Floor. She is a member of the Conversations Across Borders project and lives on the Kāpiti Coast.