Eratio Issue 17




Two Poems


by Julie Waugh







research yearning sardonically

portable footsteps beating the brooding sands

patterns discursing, populating plots of time

clotted chaos awaiting the microscope

pauses reaching star-like, tremulous

projections coverting seasons

embedded with hope and splintered reasoning

props justifying entombment







at every corner

chance and the burden of choice

shall we abandon our destiny?

shall we swirl among clouds

willing the wind’s imagination

act without hope

or thrust our disembodied perceptions

into beliefs personified otherwise

hereditary governance











Julie Waugh has an MA in creative writing from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.  Her first book, towards a grammar of being, is available online at