Robbie Coburn

Rookie - 70 Points (25 June 1994 - / Melbourne, Australia)

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Robbie Coburn was born in June 1994 in Melbourne and grew up on his family’s farm in the semi-rural locality of Woodstock, Victoria.
Since his first professional publication at the age of 17, his work has appeared in many Australian and overseas publications including Poetry, Overland, Cordite and Going Down Swinging, and his poems have been anthologised. more »

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pinned into my stomach, the wound
slowly heals, sadly
here in the summertime, a rusted nail
creaks beneath my flesh
scratched along the unnerved skin
this cycle bores me
heat batters the windows
still tired, serene daylight bent
against the encroaching frost
even when it is bright a charcoal
cloud grows and rains falls from
somewhere within
sweating against the inferno of sun
cant wear shirts anymore.

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