Make it sweet
Haematologist likens the tumour under my tongue
to a chick pea
Give us a call when it gets serious
A Brussels sprout?
fretting outside on a white plastic chair
surrounded by callistemons in bloom
rave among the crimson bristles
Worry honey it’s happy hour
where are all the bees?
Dear google how many people
per year die from wasp stings?
Surrounded by tigers
I stick out a sore thumb
dressed in red
on a chair white with sleepless nights
Note towards a shopping list
jars of strawberry jam
Adam Stokell’s poems have appeared in various journals, including Cordite, Meanjin,
Plumwood Mountain, Communion Arts Journal and Meniscus. His first poetry collection,
Peopling The Dirt Patch (A Published Event, 2018), formed part of The People’s Library
exhibit at the Long Gallery, Salamanca. He lives in Hobart, Tasmania.