Poem: Absence



BY Sean Paul

And then there are moments

When the absence seems more present

Than the known;


Trees whose branches hold

The breeze unblown

Or cloud that cradle

The sun before setting.


Waves netting and releasing

Only more water,

While mountains stand only

As a boarder to more sky.


For my arms lie pressed by my side,

Content with memories of your body. 

Illustration by Matthew Lim


Sean is an editor on the UNSWeetened team.

Matthew is an illustrator on the UNSWeetened team.