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The Mozzie

- Published November 26, 2017

The Mozzie is a small press poetry magazine published in Queensland that publishes the work of established and emerging poets. ┬áThe October 2017 issue includes one of my efforts, the majority of which are inspired by a word game I’ve been playing with a group of writers from around the world (but mostly in New Zealand) for several years. The piece of writing that emerges from each week’s word selection is generally triggered by whichever events and issues are dominating the news. Usually they are poems – but not always. Climate change was clearly top-of-mind when I penned “Climate reality”.

our planet is burning

and flooding, and

being flattened –

battered by twisters . . . . . .

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