Stars over Kai Tak


I still look for your altar;
what is left
lies dreaming of forgotten
stars, teaching
constellations to silence.
You hunger.
My sabaism is a vane
that measures
your upward gaze, dysphoric
I’ll feed you,
fill your veins with paper planes
but when you
are full, I’ll forget you too.

Author: Siobhan Hodge

Siobhan Hodge is a doctoral candidate at the University of Western Australia from the discipline of English, studying Sappho’s poetry and its translation. She divides her time between Australia and Hong Kong, and writes poetry, fiction and essays. She recently published a chapbook, Picking Up the Pieces, and has had poems published in journals including Cordite, Page Seventeen, Verge, and Trove.

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