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A page from a yearly calendar

Every Year

By Hannah Meade My fiancé, Brian, died exactly five years ago today. Five whole years have already passed and still, I feel the heart-wrenching sadness I felt on the day he died. I find myself snuggling back up in my grey sheets, wanting a few more minutes of peace before…

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Seagulls flying in the sky

A Jigsaw-Poured View

by DS Maolalai the classical musicof countryside birds perchedin ivy and trees, and seagullsa climax cacophony – jazzand it’s popular form – hardened musicwith teeth in a traffic jam.I hear it from rooftopsand look out from my windowon rooftops like rocks brokebelow me – chaotic and coveredwith the grey white…

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Blue mint and wild crocus

by DS Maolalai doing my aunt a favour; pulling wildflowers from her prize-winning beds. I’m careful – when I can I save the stem and some root, piling them on the pavement and pushing the dirt down around her petunias. my aunt’s front garden is filled with red flowers, like…

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The Way of Stormy Weather

by DS Maolalai we were waiting for a train, under a shatterproof shelter. I was going into town and she to meet her godmother at the airport. both hungover; the sky in a rotten mood. the train-track and the station were suspended – up here you could see rooftops go…

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