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


Bianca Bowers is the author of 4 poetry books: Pressed Flowers (2017); Love Is A Song She Sang From A Cage (2017); Passage (2015); Death and Life (2014). She is currently studying a Masters of Writing, Editing and Publishing at UQ, and holds a BA in English and Film/TV/Media Studies. Bianca's poetry has appeared in We Art Friends e-zine, Shot Glass Journal, Tongue In Your Ear, The Art Toppling Tobacco Project, and a trailer for the short film The Avant-Gardener.

Bianca Bowers

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The Fates

I no longer doubt the Fates
that blow me toward mountains
like an anabatic wind

My resilient heart has healed.
The passage of time,
turned loss into gain.

Feathers sprout
from cicatrices;
That I had wings
All along.

1. The Fates-Greek & Roman mythology for Fate/destiny
2. Anabatic wind-from Greek anabatos, meaning moving upward. A warm wind
which blows up a slope, driven by heating of the slope through isolation.