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Friday, June 24, 2011

Browsing the Tanka in Eucalypt

the second-hand books
from my wheelchair
today I decide
not to feel ashamed

Copyright Kirsten Cliff 2011
Published in Eucalypt (Issue 10, 2011)


  1. Just beautiful, Kirsten. This rings so true.

  2. Thank you, Margaret :)
    I remember at the time of writing it, my partner queried my use of "ashamed" as opposed to something like 'embarrassed', but for me this was, and still is, the right word.