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Jennifer Compton
New Zealand

Jennifer Compton was born in NZ and recently spent 6 months in Wellington in residence at Randell Cottage. Now she is living in Melbourne, Australia.
For Her

She's like a leaf
lying lightly in my bed
when I wake in the night
there she is
sleeping, like a fallen leaf.

She saw my itch
my shudder of recalcitrance
and slipped the veil
the autumn colour of her eyes
into a graceful fashion.

She poured the wine
into my glass, into her glass
with barely a ripple but
the maelstrom took us
we were vomiting sonnets

While she lives far from me
in the cave of the women
out of my element yet
I can sleep, curled safely
within her beauty.