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Mobile Photography & Art Saturday Poetry – ‘Disclosure’ by Rebecca Givens Rolland with Rene Valencia


This weeks Saturday Poetry, matched with mobile photography/art is entitled ‘Disclosure’ by Rebecca Givens Rolland. She is the author of three poetry collections, including The Wreck of Birds (Bauhan Publishing, 2012), winner of the May Sarton New Hampshire Prize.

I have matched this image untitled by @reneviolence – Rene Valencia.

You can view and follow his work on Instagram here.

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Disclosure ©Rebecca Givens Rollan

Late evening, metals bolstering our

houses finish acting like anything

but themselves. Bauxite, copper, rods

we bored into under aegis of trees:

forgetting injected fluid, cracks in

unwitting steel. Years later, a landmine

excavates us—crack-seal veins

bubbling up, flaring out—formations

pressurised from inside. Silica lingers

in brushed air. Silos empty to wind,

grainy clouds we hardly see. Is breath

our only hopeful model? Is exhaling

our exit strategy? Sand has lied to us.

Irritants take our guts over. We weep

frost. Our children scoop sky.

We recite our wedding, their births,

this fire. Soon we’re snowed under:

silt umbrella shields us from visible rain.

Our play circles, losing rhythm.

One child rings rosies, shakes her shovel

in chemicals too cautious for palms. All

the world’s time and money. Every

gold coin tail-flipped. Nothing to save.

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