In a cove of froth and greedy driftwood he finds 5 suitcases, and heavy with salt drags them ashore. Inside one a plastic bag of money, a copper rosary, a letter that dissolves in his palms. He leaves the instances lined up on the sand from largest to pink-stickered smallest.
Jonathan Battista is an writer and poet, and an unintentional finalist within the Australian Poetry Slam. He has been printed in Aniko Journal and Alethia Literary Quarterly, together with because the winner of the inaugural ALQ prose poetry award. He lives on Dharug and Gundungurra Nation within the Blue Mountains of Australia along with his spouse and son.
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