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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Jennifer Chrystie is a poet from Melbourne, Australia whose poems have been published in The Best Australian Poems 2012, Quadrant, Cordite and The Weekend Australian amongst others. Her two poetry collections, "Polishing the Silver"(commended in the FAW Anne Elder Award) and "Weight of Snow" are published by Ginninderra Press.

Jennifer Chrystie

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It's bin day again

and again I discard
much of my week
recycling what's left
for another attempt
at renewal
but the days and years
grow shabby with me
settle for worn-out landscapes
edged by blurred horizons
as we spiral-spin
tumbleweed galaxies
red-shifting dark energy
into eternity
and the sun so tired
of being dependable
shrivels to a white dwarf