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Justin Lowe

Justin Lowe

Justin Lowe currently resides in a house called "Doug" in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney, where he edits the poetry blog Bluepepper. His selected, Days of Wine and Bruises, 1996-2016, has just been released.

Easter

the precedents were piling up

like old newspapers in a poet's hallway.



grey begat grey.

the talk became more rapid and less inspired.



examples were made of the inveterate,

tangent replaced nuance.



there was a strange crispness in the air

as though someone had rolled back a stone.



trees shivered in the night

as the buttons of the sky popped open.



blame was laid like a dead bird

on every doorstep.

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