Fiction    Reading Room    Memoir    Interview
Michele Amas


We are losing our parents,
3 mothers of friends
this month, like a middle-age
phase we’re going through.
The aunts and uncles
too, my name I see
beside the telephone
of one,
I’m down as next of kin
beside the lawyer
Mr Dick Crush,
I don’t know
which is more ridiculous.
Under the blankets
I calculate the cost
of death and travel.
You are in the wardrobe
trying to trap
a mouse with your shoes.
It’s hopeless I say
where are the adults
when you need them.
I’m still standing on the beach
in my togs and bermuda shorts
waiting for the parents
to find
a park
Johanna Aitchison
Michele Amas   (audio)
Angela Andrews
Airini Beautrais
Jenny Bornholdt
Amy Brown
Lynn Davidson
Emily Dobson
Fiona Farrell
Cliff Fell
Janis Freegard
Helen Heath
Anne Kennedy
Stefanie Lash
Jan Lauwereyns
Vana Manasiadis
Talia Marshall
James McNaughton
Alice Miller
Gregory O’Brien
Frances Samuel
Robyn Schiff
Marty Smith
Elizabeth Smither
Chris Tse
Nick Twemlow
Ashleigh Young

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