if these words turn into birds

Jess Morgan

let them be dark and waxen

crows at dawn

wings dripping honey and heat

Icarus on fire

too much too fast too close

melting and magnificent

charcoal pooling at my feet

ashes and agony

let these words be a murder

Author: Jess Morgan is a Law and Journalism student at QUT, she has always been drawn to words and the way we shape them. She has been published in ‘QUT Glass’, ‘The Stew Magazine’ and her work was also featured in the interactive exhibit ‘Love Letters to Brisbane’, as well as being a reader for QUT Literary Salon. Find more of her work @wordfromthe.sky_

Artist: Zoe Hawker is a multi-disciplinary student artist working with sculpture, installation, and painting. Her self-reflexive practice aims to decode the absurdities of our current culture.

Editors: Kelly Rouzbehi and Rory Hawkins