Sugar Jars That summer even the dust was sticky // heat was so cheap // we could all afford it // us poor filled jars with heat // stacked it up in sheds // on the edge of the swamplands // heat pooling on the sides // vibrating the tin // harmonics blasting // from… Continue reading Ruby Solly
Author: Ruby Solly
(Kai Tahu, Waitaha) is a writer and musician living in Pōneke. She has been published in journals such as Landfall, Starling, Mimicry, and Poetry NZ. Her poem ‘Six Feet For a Single Eight Feet For a Double’ was recently featured in Best New Zealand Poems 2020. Her debut poetry collection, Tōku Pāpā is being released by Victoria University Press in 2021.
Sea in It’s a fact that every family has an aunt with her fingers crossed behind her back. She will (probably) inhabit the following (filling up every corner and fold) 1. A house by the sea. With more sea in than out. 2. Tent like dresses. That let her feet become acrobats dangling from her… Continue reading Ruby Solly