Elly McDonald

Writer

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

Stars

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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