Adriana Wood

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I was born in New Zealand, near Wellington. Now I live in Australia, on the beautiful Central Coast, NSW. I returned to study, graduating, with a BA, from GU, Queensland, in 2005. I have travelled in the UK, Spain, Italy, Canada, India, USA and the Caribbean, among other locations. My ‘day job, ’ has predominantly been in roles assisting the unemployed, and residents of public housing. I have ... more »

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Hawke Drops Puppy From The Sky

Hawk, menacing black V,
Soars higher in the sky, black shape dangling in talons.
Black squiggle wiggles and squeals,
Dragging bird down, nearer ground, .
Shape shifting to a puppy,
seized by talons of a bird of prey,
From the rubbish tip where he'd been at play,
Rolling in grease a café threw away.
One final desperate slippery squirm and he falls free,
Plummeting to ground like a rubber ball, bouncing as he lands.
The angry predator, flapping wings, soars away
In search of easier prey.
An amazed young girl,
Senses in a whirl,
Cuddles the ...

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