Conversations in art about ecological collapse and our place in the changing world

Conversation 50

Duet for Two Regent Honeyeaters
Ayesha Chatterjee

I.

How is it that a voice
can mimic sound meticulously
but be wrong? That shape and colour can blur
and ‘regency’ become another word
for other?

How do you lose something
you never had?
To listen well,
to memorize a language—
To belong. To survive.

 

II.

I can wait, I’ve friends enough.
I know you’re there, but I am
colour-blind. Find
your voice. Survival
depends on it.

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