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Poem: Lockdown

Books & Poetry

Bradley Serry from Melbourne reflects on an uppermost matter of our times in this week’s Poet’s Corner.

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The world shrinks again
it closes in
forces beyond, beyond our control
limit our movements
focus my mind

my mind that freedom that cell
unbound by the lack of attachments
weighed down by the anxiety
the unknown
the options

I could write
I could read
I could learn Spanish
I could get sick
I could curl up

but time stretches out
a vast a forming expanse
normality on the other side
do I look forward or back,
in both directions a chasm?

Bradley Serry lives in Melbourne. Graduating from Monash University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Law, he is a junior lawyer and has written for the Alternative Law Journal.

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