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Ruth Selwyn-Crome
New Zealand

Ruth Selwyn-Crome is a 44-year old ageing gothic mother who has been writing creatively since 2000. She has written two plays and had stories and poetry published. She is currently on the MA Creative Writing (Scriptwriting) course at UEA, Norwich, England.

They were talking in the bathroom
Soft and serious
She was sad
I heard her wanting the sadness
Sharing with her brother
And it struck me that
Maybe they held their worry
Like I used to for my father
when he went away
Except it was me
who had sent their father away