Michael Leach


Three Sciku

I smell petrichor
on the first day of summer
bittersweet odour

sun-kissed orchard
cane borers’ antennae brush
blackberry hairs

the intersection
of this Venn diagram –
the shape of an eye



Michael J Leach is a statistician, researcher, and poet with a passion for combining science and art. He works at Bendigo Health and undertakes research through Monash University. Michael’s science poems have appeared in scientific journals, including the Medical Journal of Australia and The STEAM Journal, as well as literary journals, including Cordite Poetry Review and Meniscus Literary Journal. He lives in Bendigo, Australia.