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Dark pasture

Bernadette Hall

dark pasture and a little embroidered hand cloth
the tongue shaped places where the water suddenly stretched
my life however  is a very different sort of beast     
a circle of quietness around       a dead willow    
was it a divine or a diving accident       the way the plains
submitted to the invasion       the way things can be moved
around       can move themselves around       the few
people with so much air between them       crossing
against the lights       nothing cares; neither do cares care   
wearing a black’n’white hoodie       her plaid and shadowed face    
where is the Ministry of Imagination?  the Secretary of Empathy?   



quotations in italics from  the novel ‘A State of Siege’ by Janet Frame (1966, Angus and Robertson)


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