this crazy love

This Unlit Light: this crazy love - scattering her ashes


At 4am the tide in the Bay had reached the end of its outbreath.
It was time to abandon my mother’s ashes to their sea-womb.
Given a name like Miriam, where else would they be at home?


shimmering stardust
over rippling moonpath

frangipanis afloat
like Peking knots on
silken blackwater

my mother’s ashes
over the tide-turn
of the Coral Sea

this crazy love
– sleeves wringing wet –


its only firm footfall
on time-sucking sand:

this changeless


– miriam louisa

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