Elly McDonald

Writer

Bonding (1986)

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mid-bridge I feel

such a sense

of connectedness I take

your hand

I hold it

hold my breath

shut my eyes make a wish make this part

of me:of you

ours

is this moment

I look up as you smile back

still here

still whole still healing

hold my hand

Author: Elly McDonald

Art lover. Loves her family and companion animals. Worked in the Australian rock music industry as a journalist and published widely as a poet before moving to London and spending the better part of a decade in advertising agencies. Returned to Australia and briefly tried teaching, primarily teaching English to non-English speaking, newly-arrived refugees but also as a high school classroom teacher. Has travelled Western Europe, North Africa, Russia, Northern India, East Asia, coastal USA, some Pacific Islands, and Australia.

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