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Live Encounters Poetry & Writing March 2023
A Pause Between Pages, poems by Eugen Bacon.
A pause between pages
is a curled bookmark
asleep between stillness n storms
a million landscapes of sad songs
saddled with white sun and earth tremors
cultured responses, leftover sentiments
shifting to breaking point
as the sky catches fire
licks soft edges of pain
until you dance
Call it like you will
winning or losing
will you use it?
sharp as a tack?
tears you thru
© Eugen Bacon
Eugen Bacon is an African Australian author of several novels and fiction collections. She’s a 2022 World Fantasy Award finalist, and was announced in the honor list of the 2022 Otherwise Fellowships for ‘doing exciting work in gender and speculative fiction’. Her short story release Danged Black Thing made the 2021 Otherwise Honor List as a ‘sharp collection of Afro-Surrealist work’. Recent books: Mage of Fools (novel), Chasing Whispers (short stories) and An Earnest Blackness (essays). Eugen has two novels, a novella and two anthologies (ed) out in 2023, together with the US release of Danged Black Thing. Visit her website at https://eugenbacon.com/and Twitter feed at @EugenBacon