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Libby Paulin
New Zealand

In Your Enigma - Ilinca Höpfner
Alone - Simon Williams
Libby Paulin lives in a housebus, raises children and loves living rurally near Wanaka. She's been writing poetry for a long time, finally getting serious about it a couple of years ago. She has won the odd poetry prize and had a bit of her poetry published. She's about to get serious about getting published. 


I live in a Grahame Sydney landscape.

There were others here before me.
Their leavings give notice of their passage:
weatherboard sheds, wire fences, railway stations
and mailboxes (did you send them a letter?).

Evidence, but no bodies.

I’m a squatter, an itinerant, a bag lady:
I don’t pay rent.
I don’t leave tracks
nor make ripples on the water.
The rabbit-eaten land is undisturbed by me.

I’m invisible, next to the mountains and the sky,
and immaculate in my occupation.