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It begins with a declined money card
follows you home, bright enough
after all you have a home, a car, running water.
A cup on the bench, a sachet of tea
the singing jug, capers,
emmental cheese.
In the place where it should be
the place where milk lives
there is a space.
Searching in drawers of reusable gift wrapping,
emptying pockets of hidden jeans
worn in thinner days
pockets of hope,
you find 2 dong, a dime, a 100 escudos note
from the Banco de Moçambique.
There are phone calls you could make
neighbours even, but you are beyond rescue.
Rocketed back to the cradle
milk becomes mother
and in the place where it should be
there is a space.
Johanna Aitchison
Michele Amas  
Angela Andrews
Sarah Barnett
David Beach
Ken Bolton
Jenny Bornholdt
Rachel Bush
Mary Cresswell
Stephanie De Montalk
Cliff Fell
Tom Fitzsimons
Brian Flaherty
David Geary
Bernadette Hall
Kerry Hines
Andrew Johnston
Therese Lloyd
Iggy McGovern
Mary Macpherson
Dora Malech
Vana Manasiadis
Emma Neale
Gregory O'Brien
Lucy Orbell
Zach Savich
Charlotte Simmonds
Marty Smith
Elizabeth Smither
Abby Stewart
Robert Sullivan
Jo Thorpe
Cath Vidler
Louise Wallace
Ashleigh Young

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