Archive your phone calls 55.14 and no work comple-

your three pink blooms chin-collarbone

Archive your 67-decibel ha ha ha ha

your just under a month till you come home


Think you thighs like a farmhouse

you arms like a living room

Think you body move oceans

you small but move mountains


That Monday gone you left me wanting

gone you crumpling ironed collar

That Monday gone your lips unpetaling

gone dead gone you said and said


From here on in will you watch the news with me

and will you buy coffee oranges and milk for me

From here on in will you be tomorrow

will you will you will you



Jessica Yu

Author: Jessica Yu

Jessica Yu is a PhD candidate in Creative Writing at the University of Melbourne. In 2015, she was selected as one of Melbourne Writers Festival’s 30 under 30. Her writing has been published in The Best Australian Poems, Overland, Cordite, The Lifted Brow, Award Winning Australian Writing, The Saturday Paper and more. She received a 2016-7 ROSL Arts Travel Scholarship to complete a fellowship and present her work with Edinburgh Art Festival 2017, a Glenfern Fellowship and a Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellowship. She has spoken about and performed her work at Melbourne Writers Festival, Emerging Writers Festival as well as on Triple R and ABC Radio. She was awarded the Melbourne City Library Young Writer Award (2016), the Young Writers Innovation Prize (2014), the Best of Express Prize for Short Fiction (2014) and the Above Water Prize (2015). She is currently writing her first novel.