Fiction    Reading Room    Memoir    Interview

I go to my old house

The hall is so dark, you could be inside a tree
and you’d never know.
You could be inside a giant’s head, whispering messages
into his ears wide open on their hinges.
Nothing you say or do in the dark counts,
not even laughter
not even grabbing your best friend and kissing her.
In the kitchen, there are enough windows to fill up the sun
but not enough chairs to sit on.
Each season, rotting pears would surround
that tree that tried to climb the hill;
I see it finally got away.
I see my brothers, still walking down the driveway.
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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