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T O U R M A L I N E by Laura Bibby

T O U R M A L I N E


The first tell of spring is the shifting sun

Light that fills sixteen-hour days

Giving me much less time to dream of you

And your warm, juniper scented skin

Soft as a mosquito buzz


Everyone is talking about the heat

But it’s the little shifts that matter

Jacaranda petals that fall like lilac snow

And noticing the gleam of marble tiles

Beneath the bougainvillea’s sway


The air tastes different in October

A tropical palette of citronella and eucalyptus

It pours through my open window

Drawing attention to the stillness of the river

Blue to green


Like tourmaline.


Laura Bibby is the Brisbane-based creator of Bloomurder Zines, with subjects ranging from poetry and Shakespeare to mythology and poisonous plants. She is close to finishing a BA in Creative Writing and loves to write short, sharp poetry, flash fiction and fan fiction. Her love of the fantastical and ominous generally shines through in her work.


She can be found on Twitter, Instagram and Etsy @bloomurder

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