A thousand miles to reach the sea. On the beach
a young Wiri couple. From high in a palm he
throws down the goods. They gift me a coconut
— a heavy present. In the rainforest palm
fronds and bark tales — a passionfruit falls,
splits, ripe for the eating.
Julie lives in South Gippsland, Australia. Her prose and poetry have appeared in journals and anthologies including, Verandah, Hecate, Hobo, Inkshed, Silverfish, Muse, Poetrix, 200 Years of Australian Writing, Gargouille and Earth & Industry: Stories from Gippsland.