Haiku

Emily Manger

Deakin University

in the midnight stillness

those dark shapes

are nibbling the grass

 

overhanging leaves

like limp fingers

in my hair

 

spring morning

schoolgirls wear warm scarves

and bare knees

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Emily Manger spends her days writing poems and her nights performing them around Melbourne’s spoken word scene. Occasionally, she even works on her PhD thesis.