Poetry

Graeme Hetherington: Two poems

Point of View   Genetically underprivileged Descendants of convicts and blacks, Who died of illnesses the first Transmitted crossing with them, sprawl   Around a Hobart shopping mall. Signs of spasticity and Down’s Syndrome I know from playing in Childhood with my afflicted kin   Abound, as in old age I lurch And stumble through, returned from years Away as an escape from this Ugliness only now to face   The music, glimpse my dribble-stained T-shirt in windows, and in vague Amazement bite my tongue as I Snap shut my stammer-prone slack mouth.   Graeme Hetherington     Why I…

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