Gavin Yates



the brass creek has a mouthpiece



            i dial randomly afraid of direct



contact as hail hammers the roof the eucalypts


everybody sidles a window



we know little of this the stilted dialogue


in the bathroom a train’s din down the port’s lip



venus is first to arrive


            in the orca night then it perishes


in a cardigan i used to be a guitar



in a kitchen of brittle plates


edging for the tiles




Gavin Yates is a doctoral candidate with Monash University. His research interests include Surrealism and Australian poetry. Gavin is co-editor of Verge 2017 (Monash University Publishing); his poetry has featured in Broadkill Review, Cordite Poetry Review, Snorkel, Tincture Journal, Verge, and Westerly, among others.