by ZARA VALE (Australia)
You cringe as the door opens with a loud beep, but no one comes running.
MEN WAITING FOR A TRAIN
by LOIS BELOVED (Australia)
At first they stand, orphaned, like a line of birds,
first on one foot, then the other, in unison.
THE FLOATING ANCHOR
by AILEEN BAK (Australia)
As a Haenyeo, a Korean sea-woman, her day was just beginning, even before the sun rose in the bitter oceanic cold to ready herself to dive for her day's catch.
by ENLING LIAO (Australia)
Thirty-two nights without seeing a start
Bright, shining, good luck, good luck for me.
WOOD AND WATER
Late afternoon. I never knew a whisper, soft and sweet, could sing
by GRACE LOVE (Australia)
We walked along the small terrace of grass, the blinding heat of the sun forgotten . . .
BECAUSE YOU'RE WORTH IT
by KIANA JACKSON (Australia)
You're deplorable, horrible, despicable, ignorable. You reiterate, evaluate, desiccate . . .
BREAKING THE SILENCE
by BRITNEY PHAM (Australia)
The silence can be eerie
Dark, damp and cold