I’m deconstructed –
my pantheon of archetypal deities
roams the dark streets,
a fragmented frailty of personas,
fallen angels,
a murder of crows,
a rubble of ruins.


What lack of civility
the gods visit upon us –
events that must
be hidden
too dreadful to flaunt,
clandestine atrocities
we try to solve,
and then the solution
must be hidden also;
condemned to silences
and a selected maze
of words,
revealing only
what is

©Erina Booker

About Erina Booker

Erina Booker is a writer, teacher, and counsellor, and her life has been largely about words and the many uses of language. She has written poetry for most of her life, studying at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, and completing a major in Literature within her Bachelor of Arts degree from Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia. Currently, she has five collections of poems in print. Her sixth, ‘Coalescence’, is her first collaborative venture into the fusion of art and poetry. Her background covers a further range of studies & interests, including Post Graduate Counselling, Applied Science in Medical Imaging, & also Musical Performance with the instruments of piano, flute, and ‘cello. Added to which, she owned and ran a sheep farm in the Central Tablelands of New South Wales for ten years, breeding black sheep, and enjoying the deep connection she feels with the natural world. Her varied experiences inform her writing as she draws on an intricate tapestry of events. Erina Booker lives in Sydney, Australia.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.