No sooner resolved never

to write another line

the habit of resolution

being so strong,

the air turned suddenly

sweet outside her window –

the longed-for stirring slow-start

hesitant splutter, first rain’s

rustling pitter over pear trees

eucalypt and star-studded stephanotis,

gripping her round the heart

deep into wakening dark where

the canny chortle of enchanted

magpies let her gently go

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