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Eliana Gray is a poet. They like queer subtext in everything and almost nothing else. They have had words in: SPORT, Landfall, Poetry NZ, Mayhem, and others. Their debut collection, Eager to Break, was published by Girls On Key Press in 2019, and in 2020 they undertook residencies in both Finland and Ōtepoti. Photo credit: Jessica Thompson-Carr.
A new poem from Ōtepoti-based poet Eliana Gray.
Metaphor is exhausting
I saw these lemons on the internet
Sparkling bright mould blooming
made from beads
How quaint, I thought
To take something disgusting
and make it beautiful