Elly McDonald

Writer

Superman 2 (1982)

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He will return, unwelcome

but welcomed by some

naturally divisive like a mirror

drawing the line between the land of the

existent and the image zone:

His face hasn’t changed and his voice

remains the same; no excuses

to start afresh, no new chink

to offer glimpses

of a different person, unavoidably himself

present physically and emotionally

Omnipresent.

cold, colorless

eyes that register nothing an

expression that won’t alter

altercation made flesh

uncalled for, he’s comeback

underneath he never went

what is true, is eternal; what is false

is what you will

He returns to resume his place here

as if nothing has

Changed

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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