Jan Owen

(1940 / Adelaide, South Australia)

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‘Thirty years ago. And only yesterday,'
says Balázs, slapping at a fly.
We sit beside a bottle underneath his vines
and watch the football arc between his sons.

‘Check through the corner one,' the sergeant says,
‘and make it short and sweet. Take a couple of men.'
(Seventeen-year-olds still nervous with a gun.)
It's an office block like most

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