Vince Ruston / Corrie Wilson

Issue Three, Poetry

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Unadulterated – A Cento
By Vince Ruston
With artwork by Corrie Wilson

 

In this
casual
intimacy
We take up
so much more space
than we used to

Beyond      “existing”:
no longer
any desire
or need
to connect.

it is invisible: this
casual
intimacy

Exhaling.
Those
in between moments,
wallowing
in empty restaurants,
alone and
conspicuous.

In this
casual intimacy
euphoric, chaotic,

She washed my hair.

Unadulterated message of touch:
The greatest
luxury.

My fingers
tingled and thawed
to give freely of myself.


Vince Ruston (21) is a writer, and Voiceworks editor based in Melbourne, studying at RMIT. When away from the desk they can be found in a library or crying over lingerie in David Jones. They have been published in Voiceworks, Scum-Mag, Writers’ Bloc, Rabbit Poetry Journal, Zo Universal and Feminartsy. They are on Twitter and Instagram. You can find more of their writing here.

Corrie Wilson is a Melbourne-based multidisciplinary artist working with anything she finds interesting, often found objects and material. Her work deals with the ideas of self-worth, empathy, witchcraft and escapism. You can find more of her work at corrie-wilson.tumblr.com.