3 Photographs – Emma Wilkins


What captivates me most about eucalyptus leaves is the ways in which their skin transforms with age—with exposure to the elements, disease and nibbling prey—with suffering. Colours bloom like bruises as leaves lie upon the ground; damaged, fragile, dying and yet beautiful, dignified, unique. Each skin tells the story of a life.

Emma Wilkins is a Tasmanian journalist and freelance writer whose work has appeared in range of local and international publications, including Antithesis Journal, Cicerone Journal and Contrary Magazine. She enjoys gathering and arranging words, ideas, and scattered leaves. Find her at https://emmawilkins.contently.com/

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