MAYHEM - Issue Four

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Deborah Fraser

Blessings

When stealth takes your love
On a wet night
And your heart
Like the street cracks open,
When your brother lies
Dying abroad
And your veins
Are ports in a broiling sea,
Feed the cat
Stack the wood
Fold the washing
Watch the pitiless day unfurl.
Lie upon the gold
Of impossibly scattered leaves
Let their warmth
Seep deep
Holding you still.
And let the moon cast a blessing
As only the moon can do.

Contributor's Note
Dr Deborah Fraser was a Professor of Education at Te Kura Toi Tangata, University of Waikato. She retired this year and currently is taking lessons from her border collie in fitness and agility.