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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & Owner
Ray Rasmussen, General Editor

Volume 12, Number 2, June 2018
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Gerry Jacobson
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia


Beloved

You sit in a beanbag with an English children’s book. Reading aloud in Swedish? But my head tells me you can’t read. Then it dawns on me that you’re a storyteller. You play, talking to the doll, dressing her. You reach for something, trip over doll’s cot, cry. You’re a dreamer. Is your leg hurt? Papa tries to lighten it but his Aussie humour upsets you. You’re sensitive. Where do you come from, Little One? Granddaughter.

shadows creep
across the room
I walk slowly
along a sunbeam
towards the setting sun

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