For perspective

On a pale green wall
in electric sunlight
three china ducks
fly up and away

For perspective the leader
has been made small,
the last in line made large

They work their brown wings,
orange feet tucked,
blue faces stretched out
on white-ringed necks

Though they fly all day
and half the night
they stay in our murky sky

First published in Westerly 65(1), July 2020

2020 poetry publications

Jackson’s 2020 poetry publications


The Poetry Archive:
     Pause Breathe Listen Act (performance video)


Letters to our Home: Creative Reflections on the Climate Crisis (print book), Follow That Cat Publications:
     Pause Breathe Listen Act

These Tiny Threads Remind Me: The Written in the Time of COVID-19 Anthology (e-book and print book), Shire of Nillumbik:
     The things I’ve learned
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Democratic Poetic: Poetry Matters Issue 40, Green Tree Publishing:
     The Hokusai tree

Creatrix Anthology 3 (print book), WA Poets Publishing:
     The dust-encrusted crush


Science Write Now 3:
     At the University Library
     That vast sea
     The tiny echo

Cordite 96:
     This abstraction

Westerly 65(1):
     For perspective

Writ Poetry Review 4:

Creatrix 48:
     The code
     In early Djilba

Creatrix 49:
     The mammogram machine
     The priority seat

Creatrix 50:
     Observed constraints
     Shrunken and small

Creatrix 51:
     Things (2019)

PPC COVID Drum 4, Perth Poetry Club:
     its colours

PPC COVID Drum 13, Perth Poetry Club:
     scrambled egg
     The teeth