Here I Am

Intimacy is a scar Wrapped around the boy’s arm, A motorbike accident, I touched it, He hates it. I wanted it to be something I could love about the boy. When I was nineteen I was in a play at uni called Three Short Deaths. The play was an enactment of its title. In quick […]

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Is the answer a woman?

The Western Wall is a symbol for Judaism around the world. It is hailed as a spiritual place of pilgrimage, promise, exile and archeology. It has recently become a contested site and a place of hostility and animosity. The Wall has most recently become a place of injustice, segregation and inequality, but a group of […]

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What Does Post-Gay Mean To Me?

Being gay – or certainly growing up gay – can involve trauma for many people.  Trauma for the young gay person.  Trauma for the young gay person’s family and friends who are cowered into a “don’t ask, don’t tell” mentality.  Or worse still “ask but don’t tell”. Coming out of the closet involves relief, liberation, […]

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Dancing the Cuban dance

My husband has a black and white poster in his study that features a classic Cuban vintage American car driving through what is seemingly a typical Havana street. He has often mentioned that he wanted to witness that vision before Cuba went through any changes, which seems to be inevitable given the current political climate […]

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Next Year in Melbourne

As I cooked, I cleaned out my cupboard for Passover, a little cumin at the bottom of the bottle, an old spice mixture I made, it all went into the pot, then I threw the jars away.  I will never clean this cabinet again; I’m selling my house and moving to Australia.  The metal measuring […]

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