Monthly Archives: September 2014

SADNESS

Your song had drifted over golden fields, the gentle tap expected, barely felt, heard myself say: ‘Welcome, come in, I  had not expected you so soon again.’ Your visits were irregular and often feared, until I learned to listen to … Continue reading

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Rebirth

Curling up, womb-like, huddled into self, folded, edges tucked, neatened, no frayed thoughts which could escape, held in place, surrounded by the skin of denial, nourished, fed, and nurtured by placenta of hope, sightless, without breathing, or any sense of … Continue reading

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Equipoise

  Standing in that place of non-being, barely remembered as who I was, dragging dry fingers across the past, feeling the paper thinness of time, striving for balance, that sense of being commensurate, trying to be level, to compare now … Continue reading

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Clothing Barely five and ribbons, stiff green net, with white shoes, freshly primed, smelling acrid, ready to step carefully behind the bride, with hair pinned, pulled too tight; a band of fake flowers holding to my head. Another dress, a few … Continue reading

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Broken woman Dragged through broken doors of mind, disappeared, half torn from known worlds, taken down through apertures revealed; feminine, the freedom for so long denied. Patriarchy built that bloody shining frame, wherein woman would be forever trapped, and held … Continue reading

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Unrequited

In that small place between loss and hope, unrequited stands, childlike, furrowed of brow, grimy hands clasped on tight chest, fingernails picking at frayed embroidery, pulling at faded threads, unravelling the truth of what was, teasing apart the form, reducing it … Continue reading

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Perspective

Perspective is vital if we are to make balanced assessments of anything and the past in particular. The Australia which the likes of Greer, James and co., left was a very, very different Australia to the one in which I … Continue reading

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