Combining the literary powers of Nikkola Mikocki-Bleeker and the comic talents of Emma Jensen (with additional photography by Hannah Patchett), PANIC and SUGAR are two very different stories from two very wonderful women.
Emma Jensen is a Melbourne-based illustrator who likes cut flowers, the colour blue and orange pekoe tea.
oh honey she’s been
thinking of you loudly
how you make her insides sing
how she feels her dry lips
wonders whether skies
might be forgotten
when you have come
because she sees you in the clouds
in the fast pink flood at dusk
and she can feel you in the thunder
in tight nerves
and she wants you
as dry earth
must surely crave wet rain
but it’ll all come to sweet nothing
til you melt from all her veins
because after you’ve been spent
when all is said and done
she’ll be here lonely yet
unsated sweet tooth sucking
on moments passed
Nikkola Mikocki-Bleeker is an International Studies graduate and occasional poet from Melbourne, Australia. She spends her spare time reading her work at poetry nights when she has the guts and volunteering.