I try to smell the Buddleia of a garden
I could give up the garden
Wrapped around it, other rougher memories
Sarasveti admits that thoughts aren’t bad
Last week she told me to empty myself
all my lazy thoughts away
my fingers and feet,
the garden of forgotten memory.
Amy Brown completed her MA in Creative Writing last year, at the International Institute of Modern Letters. She is currently the books editor for The Lumière Reader (lumiere.net.nz/reader), and is studying honours in English literature at Victoria University, Wellington.