A MOSAIC OF EX-PLATE

Walking to an afternoon’s ocean swim through the beachside car park, two children and their mother skirt a flower of smashed ceramic, crunched by passing wheels into a smattering of small angular petals. What was once a china plate decoratively mosaics the grey bitumen.  White pieces glinting hard-edged in the sun. Daughter observes that her […]

THE DAY BEFORE MOTHER’S DAY

The load of washing I put on last night remains in the machine. Today’s downpours uninspire domesticity. My daughter’s school shirt and a pair of socks were missed, remaining huddled on her bedroom floor, marking the spot where she changed into something less sweaty from primary school playground and sports afternoon. The end-of-week memorial service […]