Poems & Essays

28 Oct

Housework Expands To Fill the Time It Is Required to Fill*

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You live in a capsule of no horizon, where
thoughts bounce forever off
the rounded walls. Until, dizzied
you kill them all.

Now you have the peace to
Get Involved,
in the competition of the birthday cakes,
the colour, theme, design
more important than the taste. And

the effort, all too quickly eaten,
by the many mouths.

*’The Feminine Mystique’ Betty Friedan


Alexandra O’Sullivan lives in Melbourne with her son Nicholas. She has a BA in Media Communications, Literature and Composition. She writes fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction.

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