Alison Cassidy
Melbourne, Australia


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Wild Geese By Mary Oliver
You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
My First Orgasm
it wasn't
for want
of regular experimenting,
but somehow
A Pocketful Of Sympathy
A pocketful of sympathy
Is really rather wonderful
To stop a scratch from stinging
Or a bruise from black and bluing
A Moisty Under Milkwood Morning
On this moisty Under Milkwood morning
I walked buoyantly,
through late summer bush.
! ! Mother's Last Mothers Day
And on that last Mothers Day,
when the birch leaves
fluttered pale gold,
and the magpies chortled
A Son Is Born
I place the peonies on the windowsill -
a perfect present for the new mum,
flushed and furry-eyed on the unmade bed.
I Love Red
RED balloon
floating through frames
of Thirties celluloid
! ! A Practical Kind Of Loving
Your perfume lingers on my clothes,
like the image of your small determined face.

You watched me hug him – your husband of sixty odd years;
Sad Is Stupid
I'm sorry you're sad

'I'm not sad.
Don't use that word.
Autumn Poems
Crisp morning
Walking the dog
The sky blushes with russet light

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