a metre offshore—
two black swans tend their nest
while two chicks float by
Michael J. Leach (@m_jleach) is an Australian academic, author, and artist who lives on unceded Dja Dja Wurrung Country. Michael’s poetry resides in such outlets as Jalmurra and Plumwood Mountain while his visual art has appeared in Consilience, Pulse—Voices from the Heart of Medicine, and elsewhere. His first book is Chronicity (Melbourne Poets Union, 2020).