Elly McDonald

Writer

Repeat (1982)

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Time repeating: a face stripped

white in the sunlight

still (unrestored) he stands

uncertain

his shirt the violent red

of the venomous: of stonefruit

fresh blood

or old-fashioned sweets from the corner store.

Hope in a vacuum?

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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