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After Wairau

I allude to an affray between a party of armed settlers
& a party of natives

– Octavius Hadfield, 1 September 1843

Dual mirror-glass doors seal
the medicine cabinet.
She’s in the right:
                   I’m in the
left. We’re cleaning
our teeth. Simultaneously we
spit into the basin.

early 1986, Normanby, Dunedin

 


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