John the Baptist as Whale

by Josie Jocelyn Deane

 

There are two elements:
The voice and the wilderness of
Ocean — both thoroughly defined

though one, more wholly —
a conch, one blowhole
Through which sound dismantles.

The other a bellow,
of no fathomable difference to the multitude
of an ocean, teeming with saints.

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JOSIE JOCELYN DEANE

Jocelyn/Josie Deane (they/them) was born in London, in 1993, and moved to Australia in 2001. They study linguistics at Unimelb and work as a disability representative at the student union. Their work has appeared in Cordite, Voiceworks and Seizure mag, among others.