leaves band 
leaves out come to bank to 
fore four fire foreign leaf it to 
till brow one outer or time to 
borough ire cop roof fife 
like left wing leftward wood rise of 
and twelve to hard 
how fount hand lyre half to quill ward of 
yard whistle young to tire ache 
of hight in light more move 
hot pulling billet catch into inward 
untrue I flew bloody
I fleet chior
our orchard ablaze


Ross Brighton is a New Zealand poet, formerly of Christchurch, now based in Auckland. He is the author of Lullaby for David Mitchell (Forthcoming from Electio Editions, Australia), Temporal Maze Denture (above/ground press, Canada, as part of the 5th Dusie Kolektiv, 2011), A Draft from Birds (&then&then, Auckland, 2010) and A Pelt a Shrub a Soil Sample (Neoismist Press, Lyttleton, 2009). His work has appeared in or is forthcoming from PotroastSide StreamBriefCatalyst (all NZ), Otoliths (Aus), Meat ConfettiReconfigurationsNo Tell MotelAction Yes (all US), Bad Robot (UK) Dusie (Switzerland), and Cruce (Puerto Rico). He is former reviews editor for the US-based journal Tarpaulin Sky, and completed a Masters in Creative Writing at the University of Auckland in 2011. An as-yet untitled volume of his conceptual writing is forthcoming from In Edit Mode Press, in Sweden.