Amelia Scott

Amelia Scott is a writer of poetry and fiction from Adelaide, Australia, now living in Melbourne. Her work has previously appeared in Cordite Poetry Review and as part of the Adelaide poetry reading series No Wave.

MOVEMENT STUDY by Amelia Scott

The only way they had was their nakedness. This and this alone delivered them through the many corridors of their pursuit: their innumerable stations of falling over and springing upright.  Their eyes, their pupils, were open, bright, darting: brilliantly black-on-white. They were silent—mutists—but too antic for the soliloquy over the straitjacket. They were turned out of the asylums as quick as they were caught, hopped then over hedges and fences, scattering the hills.  The realm of objects at all times tried to court them; its advances went unrequited. (That is what a prop is, said Marx: a thing that tries…

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