Discovery

Matt Phillips

Deakin University

Are you the diamond in between her thighs?

Or that piece of sky left for lease?

Are you the dreamer’s incandescency;

Shy glow slow to die?

Are you the broken man’s beginning?

The home that road and time decide?

Or are you onwards,

Over,

Always,

Arriving,

Neither stride nor climb?

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Matt Phillips’s writing is about connection and catharsis. His strongest desire is to reach the reader’s deepest essence; that place where only light can grow. Though always in its infancy, his craft is his means of intimacy. Through a mantra of rhyme, each piece seeks to touch and heal. His poems are best read aloud.