Pick me up and fling me into
The sky rattling with stars
As you fly
Let your thoughts fall to the ground one by one
Emptying the cavity
Admiring its spaciousness
So much potential hidden in the clutter
You could put up a retaining wall – a small, cut-glass vase?
Invest in a house plant with glossy wide leaves?
Learn the violin?
It doesn’t matter now
The emptier the better
There’s nothing more to say or think
You’ve done it
We’re all so relieved
Laura Vincent (Ngāti Māhanga) is a writer from rural New Zealand. Her poetry has been featured in The Spinoff and Peach Magazine and she is currently working on her first and second novel and a poetry collection. She also has a thirteen year old food blog, hungryandfrozen.com.