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Marty Smith


I am all saliva and static
before the big race. I secretly want
to be the horse; the jaw
and the strange elemental eye.
The sun along my long muscles.
I will be good; I will be good.
I make the glorious mouth.
It is a heart-blossom red I choose.
I leave teeth marks.
When the tapes are up, I’m on the steel.
I hit my straps. The sun in my lungs.
The whole town looks behind.
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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