slam smashed crushed of once alive earth falling by stark hit hard reprise smacking new over recurrence continue grip on twisting wonder why kill living going on is what never expected we wait destruction quantity now exposed in blood disappearance of wilderness gapes painful collective creepers refuse our stop extinction breathing in smoke of distress us contribute asking multiple help without relief in need wonder void hopeful conclusion waiting i knew a life of joining cohesive once realized it but end riddle deepened sharp confronted remembering before sang my begging choice of your dream whatever for imagine pray to pull motionless steady need corpse silent leap mixed colours not before seen striking coughing planet struggles to whistle relief wish of life then continual barrage destroy empty eventually sinks us down to vanish
Stephen House has won many awards and nominations as a poet, playwright and actor. He’s received several international literature residencies from The Australia Council and an Asia-link residency. His chapbook “real and unreal” was published by ICOE Press. He’s published often and performs his acclaimed monologues widely.