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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & General Editor
Volume 7, Number 4, December 2013

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Lynette Arden
Norwood, South Australia, Australia


Hope

She stands at the front gate most weekday mornings, waiting. Those young ones sometimes come over to help her. She can’t remember when she last saw her own. She polishes one lens of her spectacles, making it blur more. A great smoky smudge. She shoves them higher on her head, pinning loose hair strands back, and looks down the street towards the college. There is someone walking on the opposite path, head down. ‘Hoy!’ she shouts and raises her arm to wave.

churchyard
a flock of pigeons
dissolves into mist

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