Some poems from the Ockham NZ poetry finalists: Sue Wootton’s ‘Wild’

Originally posted on NZ Poetry Shelf:
? Wild   Measure my wild. Down to my last leaf, my furled, my desiccated. This deciduousness, this bloom. Calculate my xylem levels. My spore count, fungal, scarlet in a bluebell glade. Whoosh, where the foliage closes on a great cat. Test me: how many tigers in my jungle,…