Monday, June 12, 2017

Almost Human

At night there's the limbering
the extended stretch

Off to bed at ten
to her side, which is
your side surrendered

In the middle of the night
an unexpected weight
aligns the warmth of pillow

A cat will enter your silence
be silent, until a nasal breath
enters your ear

A partnership co-exists
each one knowing some little thing
about the other

A cat knows how to fill a void
when to comfort, yawn or stretch
to be
almost human.


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Published by Australian Poetry Centre, Melbourne

of Arc & Shadow

of Arc & Shadow
Published by Sunline Press, WA

The Joyous Lake

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Helen Hagemann, MBA(Wrtg) ECowan. Her first literary collection, Evangelyne & other poems, was published by the Australian Poetry Centre in their New Poets Series 2009. 'of Arc & Shadow' is her second full collection published by Sunline Press. She has two e-books, The Joyous Lake & Par écrit: poetry of the feminine @​​docs/joyous_lake/

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