Debbie Lim’s poems have appeared regularly in the Best Australian Poems series and Contemporary Asian Australian Poets, among numerous other anthologies and journals. She received the 2022 Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize and was shortlisted for the 2022 Peter Porter Poetry Prize. Her chapbook Beastly Eye was published by Vagabond Press in 2012.
Poetry Lady, in this heavy light you show tender: waving your insides outside, buffeted by the sea’s old heave ho. Nobody calls out medusa – but there’s a distinct resemblance about the tentacles. The currents drag in silver mercies. Your face flares and ripples. Look, it was never...
A Little Box
PoetryAnd didn’t I grant you six identical faces, each perfectly plain as the other and a sturdy mouth to clasp shut?