A Murky Etheree, Laura Gerges


more brown

brownish black

cover me in

yellow waterfalls.

Look beyond my dark soul

dare to lick my tarty back

lest you discover slavery

oozes out of your ancestors’ pores

exposing your lingering bloody past.


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Laura Gerges

Laura Gerges is completing a Master of Arts in Creative Writing at Macquarie University. She also works full-time meddling in the joys of public policy in hope of improving the lives of vulnerable people in NSW. Despite a penchant for study already having completed a Bachelor of Social Work from Sydney University and a Master of Politics and Public Policy from Macquarie University, Laura enjoys engaging in other activities such as writing poetry, going to gigs and eating.