Diana talks to me as a splinter gliding across my heart. There’s nothing sharp as emptiness, high contrast edges. Standing in comfort even under duress because paired is right and more to tame the boundaries fight. That darkness though, frontier hunter, seeping in from hunger, inevitable, so they say. And the splinter landing, stuck with improbable weight, doesn’t go aweigh but sinks, forced to rock. Singing sirens out of reach, some doomed cantor confided and the poison supplied worked in candour, assuring you good night. In time you’ll learn to die, where nothing, sharpened emptiness, will wait for you.
Nic Addenbrooke is a freelance writer, editor, content creator, radio broadcaster, part-time poet and sometimes artist. Nic has been coming to terms with existence for years. He currently lives and works in Brisbane where he struggles to turn the cacophony of voices in his head into things of substance. It doesn’t always work but occasionally produces a nice veneer of sanity.