Mayhem Literary Journal is generously sponsored for 2019 by Te Whare Wananga o Waikato, The University of Waikato
issue 4

october 2016

issue 4 - october 2016

Seventeen - Fiona Wells-Lakeland

I am naked legs on the playground 
24 white pills washed down inside the school bus 
a distant whisper over black Bakelite phone 
crow’s caw on the west wind 
a burst boiler in the grey-green waves 
four suitcases and an oil-painted horse

burnt weeds behind a state-house 
steel wool against peach skin 
shredded diesel smoke in the forest

bitter tea undercut with honey 
rusted chains in a chicken wire pen 
a garage sale patchwork quilt.

Contributor's Note

I am currently a research student at Waikato University, preparing to take a Ph.D in English next year.

 

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