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


I was born in Canberra, Australia, and grew up there, bearing witness to its modernisation processes. During my teen years I became increasingly unhappy living with my parents and brother, and sought to isolate myself with experiments in poetry and music.Isolation is when I am at my most peaceful, but for unfortunate reasons my psychiatrists are very often opposed to it. I enjoy writing and sharing poetry for its therapeutic benefits, and as a means to deal with my suffering as a long-term involuntary mental health patient in Australia. I admire God, wild nature and positive cold-turkey experiences. My work has appeared in various publications including New Idea, The Helix, Peeking Cat and Noahide Books. For more or to join with me, visit

Marc Low


ex libris

teas and cupcakes
make us starry-eyed;
i look into your books
and wide-eyed, wonder;
you've personalised this one
so wonderfully, and
its glittering stars test my tears.