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Creative Writing

Climate Change Creative Writing – Shortlisted


By Janet Newman


The river always

finds a way

down from the ranges

through the plain

to the sea


although sometimes it takes

a circuitous route

around corrals of cliffs,

through macrocarpa roots,

sometimes cross country,

clear across old stones


because the river has a way

of folding back

on its way forward,

lengthening and stretching out long and wide

as it takes its time


as it longs to find its way

by longing for the sea


and in longing reveals

the length of its persistence


which is something to long for

however slow


the way any life

sometimes doubles back,

folding and looping


because the river

always finds the sea

by following

a doubtless course


sometimes doubling back

but always moving




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