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

Australian-born, with English mother, has lived in several Australian cities and in London. Travelled widely. Way way back when, published widely as a poet and short story writer. For the first 20 years of my working life I worked as an entertainment journalist, publicist, PR consultant and in advertising and media agencies. In the second 20 years, I worked in marketing roles at non-profit organisations then retrained as a teacher, primarily teaching English to non-English speaking, newly-arrived refugees. Also did miserable McJobs, and a long, happy stint at an art gallery.

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