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Poems: Inside Your Head

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Writing, motivation and the end of a long winter intertwine in this week’s Poet’s Corner contributions from Jenny Esots.

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Inside your head

Writing is not easy sometimes
sludgy thoughts

and disappear
distractions rule

and curse me

any excuse
to trawl another site
another place to go
for a while
inside of your head

Get a crack on

Winter sun is elusive
a drab stagnant dawn
it slurs light into my head
turning back the covers

still trying to close my eyes
back into the slow dreams
I have become accustomed to
the list begins

as soon as my feet hit the floor
caffeine, kettle, shower, words
but in which order?
Murky times

until the clock gives me a stare
get a crack on
time stands still for no one
so can I go back to bed now?

Jenny Esots holds a Higher School Certificate in Art History, Criticism and Conservation from Swinburne University of Technology and a Bachelor of Nursing and a Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing from Flinders University. She has been a front-of-house volunteer for the Art Gallery of South Australia, an event coordinator for the Willunga Christmas Tree Festival, variously a writer, contributor and editor for ‘Weekend Notes’, ‘ABC Open’, ‘New Times’ the publication of the Uniting Church of South Australia, and ‘Church Mouse’ (the monthly newsletter of the Willunga Uniting Church). She is currently showing her photography at the South Australian Living Artists’ Festival, in the Inside-Out painting and photography exhibition at the Willunga Uniting Church’s Bethany Hall. She is also a keen letters-to-the-editor writer to newspapers, a member of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Association, a Uniting Church Lay Preacher, and a writer of poetry.

Readers’ original and unpublished poems of up to 40 lines can be emailed, with postal address, to Submissions should be in the body of the email, not as attachments. A poetry book will be awarded to each accepted contributor.
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