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eleven years

Helen Young


in eleven years time
i’ll be older than your body-piercings
and my tattoos.

relating to the rawness
i’ve got nothing to say,
but i still love the cheap thrills
that flicker up my spine
when you put your fingers
in decade old wounds.


Helen Young has been writing for well over a decade. She holds a Bachelor of Creative Arts, with a major in Creative Writing, from the University of Wollongong. She is currently a PhD student in English at the University of Sydney.