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This map has no borders

Leni Shilton

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The grid etched, 

a pattern scraped, 



my mind  


sleep a vague dream 

like a hacking  

of thoughts redacted, 

I am thrown into a loss 

I cannot name – 


and your face,  

the longest of journeys. 

Leni Shilton is a poet, teacher and researcher. She grew up in Papua New Guinea and Melbourne and has lived in Alice Springs for over thirty years. She has a PhD in creative writing and is a founding member of Ptilotus Press, a community publishing initiative promoting central Australian writing. Leni’s poetry and essays are published in journals and anthologies in Australia and internationally. She is the author of two books: Walking with camels (UWAP 2018) and Malcolm (UWAP 2019), a story in verse. Leni works as a community development coordinator.