Poetry

The women of Barwon Heads

They are tough like a bull and kind as a Burmese cat. They want to work so that their husbands can rest. They can argue with policemen and never get fined. They never gamble on the lottery or pokie machines. They laugh at death as if it were a sideshow clown. They don’t believe in the madness of the full moon. They discipline their children with a silent stare. They have served beer to the toughest bikers and barflies. They can make the ukulele sound like a grand piano. They conspire with love to make the perfect dawn. They are…

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