a literary journal published by the Black Earth Institute dedicated to re-forging the links between art and spirit, earth and society
under oaks and buckeyes
a folly. A hundred of us released.
The skylarks chose death. We squatted
where red-bellied birds had feathered
rained jet on corn-gold territories.
Our patois desire for survival
undreamed our filthy constellations
too much looking glass. Our bodies
poised at tipping point perceived threat.
We didn’t ask for this continent.
Sophie Segura was born in Ireland and has lived in Argentina since 2006. Recent poetry has been published in Irish print and online journals Banshee, The Well Review and The Honest Ulsterman, as well as an anthology, Autonomy (New Binary Press, 2018). She has also written (as Sophie Parker) for The Irish Times, Time Out Buenos Aires and the Buenos Aires Herald.