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Reality is the theme of both this week’s Poet’s Corner contributions from Marilyn Linn.

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Reality

Reality
mist rises then is gone
clouds gather and move on
a baby is born
an old man dies
the wheel turns
such is life
reality.

Garage Sale

The Garage and Estate Sale
is today.
Everything must go
the trappings of a home
all the knick-knacks
and treasures from years of travelling.
Missus has died.
Mister is going into a Home.
He is frail.
Out goes Royal Albert dinner set
Le Creuset saucepans
tables and chairs and books
orchids and maiden hair ferns
even curtains.
By end of the day
almost everything has gone,
except the big old green leather chair.
Mister sits there,
weeping.

Marilyn Linn is a retired school teacher who enjoys writing, her family, and travel that has taken her to many places worldwide. In Adelaide she is a member of the Seaside Writers’ Group, Marion Writers’ Group, Tramsend Poetry Group, and the Japanese genre haiku group Bindii. Her poetry and prose has appeared in anthologies and magazines in Australia, New Zealand, the US and Japan. She has received a number of awards and commendations, and in December 2016 published her volume of selected memoirs Rainbow After the Storm.

Readers’ original and unpublished poems of up to 40 lines can be emailed, with postal address, to poetscorner@solsticemedia.com.au. Submissions should be in the body of the email, not as attachments. A poetry book will be awarded to each accepted contributor.

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