every time it starts in
crawls up and out and down and around
each arm and leg
fidgets and taps
raising goosepimples all the way
it’s not to a song-beat
no, the headphones are off, they have to be
because bass would only beg your body on
and on as the clock goes
Rory is a UK-grown & Meanjin/Brisbane-based Creative Writing student who made the recent mistake of making three dating app profiles, and has now seen enough bougie cocktail dresses to last several lifetimes.
Find his work in the fourth and fifth issues of ScratchThat Magazine, a fresh addition to Blue Bottle Journal, the upcoming issue of Inkblot Magazine, Cold & Soggy 2021, and through his Instagram @rory_writes_sometimes.