Courtney Thomson


Courtney Thomson is a QUT Creative and Professional Writing graduate. She has special interest in poetry and personal essay. Her work has appeared in Voiceworks, Concrescence and Woolf Pack.


Backdoor wears his face,

every swing unearths breath,

I feel his words

like hands in pockets.


I bury memory deep,

duffel what’s left into a garbage bag

and double knot.


In the living room, his portrait hangs

on a nail. I stamp his smile

with my thumb. I cannot let him


He will not hold down,

a breeze sleeves through

the workshirt he left.