Even the yams came sealed in cling film. Walking home from the supermarket, we weren’t sure if we could toss our banana peel into the pedicured shrubs adjacent to the footpath. So we stowed it back in our bag. Held it safe as it dried and browned as all skins seem to. Let it out for some fresh air after returning from each day’s chores. Until, one nightfall, we released it out upon the harbour – a sparkler fizzing from its blackened stalk.
Emily Crocker is a poet and law student derived from South-Western Sydney who gets most writing done on public transport. Emily is active in the Wollongong spoken word scene and is an out Canberra-enthusiast. Her poem ‘Swarm’ was shortlisted in the 2015 Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize.
Rebecca Sarjeant is a study-abroad design student at the University of Technology Sydney, currently travelling the world and creating along the way. She considers herself a visual storyteller. Her passion falls in digital illustration, however, she has an appreciation and capabilities in most other areas within the industry.