Out of town no streetlight houselight
like liquid licorice spilling.
Only moon bruised moon foxed moon cloud-shredded
soon collapsing back
An astonishment of stars of constellations such surprises
bird cry star-bright navigation
Skittering mouse here small bat quick quick
possum shadowing owl too
house here grief of light loud bright
Yvonne Deering lives in Central Victoria. She has been a student of Anthropology, English, Education, Art & Design, and Writing & Editing. She has worked as a secretary, secondary teacher, tertiary teacher, cleaner, dishwasher and waitress (in that order). Her writing draws largely on Nature and Place. She has had a smattering of work published including short fiction, non-fiction and poetry.