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Angela Andrews

Magic Cup

You’re there below
my kitchen window,
stretched out
beneath the washing.
You tell yourself
this is study,
with your plastic-bound
booklet and fluorescent
pen, the text facing
the ground, weighing
down today on page
All lipgloss, sunglass,
moisturiser: your
iridescence is brilliant
in the changing light.
So as I’m rinsing suds
off the rubber piece
of the breast pump
that cones over the breast,
I wonder if you
could assemble it
in ten seconds
as if it were a gun –
you, semi-naked,
heady with sun,
brainy and young.
And as you
are coming to grips with
the shifts of salts
in the kidney,
and how the body
just knows
to activate thirst,
I’m filling this cup
that won’t spill
or slosh
no matter how
it is shaken or tossed,
thinking how rightly
they have called it magic.
Johanna Aitchison
Michele Amas
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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