Benjamin Homewood

Deakin University

A gentle shrill echoes through the levels.

I can see right through your smoky façade.

We dash and fleet through empty streets.

Lights flicker fruitlessly.

Your eyes glimmer under stale fluorescence.

The tall city shadows roar.

Your hands clasp my back’s blade.

The city’s night froze.

We met on gritty cement in the parking bay.

Suddenly I understood everything.


Benjamin Homewood is 21 years old. He completed my VCE studies at Billanook College and is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Arts degree (majoring in Literature and Philosophy) at Deakin University, Burwood Campus. He particularly enjoys creative writing, and is also an avid reader.