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OUT by Zoe Xanadu

Out. I’m out. Mum, I’m gay,  I texted her. That’s nice dear.   As in you’ve renamed yourself, or like two poofy men? Homphobic bitch. Out. I’m out. Striding through the Autumn morning in my walking shoes Seeking solace in the beauty outside me from the rage that churns within The grey blanket of the pre-dawn […]

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Captain Kindness by Anke MacLean

Entering data dailyFor the DepartmentDutifully and with diligence. Traveling by night in a heartbeatFrom moments of cruelty To places of violenceFrom hours of brutalityTo the instant of the latest abuse But seconds before it happens It’s a superpower.  The not-yet victims are whisked awayTo cotton-wool-confused safety But the perpetratorThe villainIs wrapped tightCloseIn a cape Smelling of sweet, […]

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Birthday Ditty by Carly Fern

36 today nothing profound to say just a birthday rhyme composed in the sunshine I thought it would be raining but p‘aps BOM‘s aim is waining a morning cup of tea daydreams of overseas A croissant for my breaky birthday basic Becky BUT perhaps St.Kilda brunch? I‘ve packed a lot of punch in my 3 […]

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Mushrooms

Last night I dreamt I was mushrooms many, an impossible body impusle led mycelium my spine I spoke a mouthless language all questions were answers already known although there really was nothing to know I was everything at once sugars of us hummed soft breath shared lung fusing time to matter fusing limbs to the […]

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Heard & Held

Welcome to Heard and Held creative writers community An online journal featuring original works by women, trans and non-binary writers. Radio Laria is an inclusive accessible community of poets and writers both in our regular live events and online. Heard and Held aims to provide a safe place for work to be seen and heard […]