Elly McDonald


Changed (1982)

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At this distance memory jumps

the bad times like a child

jumping puddles It skips

takes the mud in stride

making rocks into playthings

to dance over oceans

skimming the depths

a dare, a defiance

skittering cheek


brave cheat

inflicting no damage quick

sharp as that smile

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.

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