At the clementine movie, you meet a tree surgeon
and honeymoon with the artifice of salt marsh
in the high tide of their breath
How do I peel you?
An orange isn’t exactly orange but limited
like some kinds of company diamonds
can be exchanged
for broadband improvements
The surgeon exacts
a special arterial sap, I feel
you could be a hare or a kestrel Tidal flow
in their carbon eyes a policy fell
My name is something once lined the Essex coast
and the kitchen system
If this crisis is allowed to continue, bring me
eggs on holiday. I am like a Paris agreement.
Maria Sledmere is editor-in-chief at SPAM Press and member of A+E Collective. Recent publications include infra•structure - with Katy Lewis Hood (Broken Sleep) and Chlorophyllia (OrangeApple Press). With Rhian Williams, she co-edited the anthology the weird folds: everyday poems from the anthropocene, forthcoming from Dostoyevsky Wannabe.