Jan FitzGerald (b.1950) is a long established NZ poet with publication in all the mainstream NZ literary journals including Poetry NZ, NZ Books, Takahe, Broadsheet, Landfall, and overseas in Poetry Australia, The London Magazine, Orbis (UK) , Acumen (UK) and Cinnamon Press (Wales) . She is also a short story writer of various awards and placings.
Jan has three poetry books published and ... more »
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Cows slow the car to an indolent amble,
surround us with the pink mammary smell
Don't mind us, they say, and we won't mind you
as long as you fall in behind,
learn how to cow-walk,
watch the marking of non-time
with our metronomic tails...
And what are you doing in that glass cage, anyway?
A bony head looms alongside
turning a neck a child would love to swing from,
a neck of teddy bear hair and old hay.
Her breath mists the window,
eyelashes come down
like slow camera shutters.
Never mind, never mind, it ...