He rose.

Time fell away

    in strands.    It had coloured


him, breathing

as he breathed, broken


in places like water.

His hips circled forward


a crowded horizon

    its surface grazed.

In 2012, Melbourne poet Bonny Cassidy led students of Luther College on a journey to uncover their own poetry object, exploring Red Room Poetry The Cabinet of Lost and Found learning resource. Students were asked to select a 'talismanic object' which has special meaning to them to use as stimulus for a poem, as well as to create a personal cabinet, in the form of an anthology of poems. Bonny composed this poem for the school.