SEAN WEST


Brisbane / Poet & Workshop Facilitator

Currently working from home/self-isolation

Sean West is a poet and workshop facilitator from Brisbane. In 2019, he was shortlisted for the Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize.



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I roll over. My brakes fail, never stop this collision from looping. There’s no grip when I slam my foot. My sole passes through pedal. We collide. It’s peak hour traffic in a time when traffic walked the earth. Hood crumples. Neck kinks. I was driving your car. You weren’t next to me. I roll over and you’re lying by my side. Slide hand over your waist, brush broken glass from our sheets. Blood dries over my eye. You won’t notice it tomorrow morning.

 
(14/4/2020)