Elly McDonald


Rough Diamond (1982)

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A girl with a smile

That buckles and bucks

Like a porn performer –

I like her

Here, pierced by sunlight

She’s laughing

We’re laughing we both

Have stars at our fingertips

Caught in our hair

Lascivious zircon-sly laugh-needle


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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