Zoe Disher – Australian Author

Zoe Disher
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Unpublications

On motherhood, the early years

Once the baby’s in her cot
I will get the coffeepot

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Mischief

Every night, before bed, Mum and Lily hugged. And every night Mum said, ‘I’ll squeeze the mischief out of you.’
Then one night she did.
Where did the mischief go?

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The artist’s model

In year ten, we had careers advice from kids’ parents. Once a week someone would come in and sit on a hard plastic chair at the front of the room and talk about stripping down truck engines or taking temperatures.

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A fine romance

They met in twilight seclusion.
He strong and sleek, she with light footfall and timid step.
His bold eyes watched her.

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Leaving home

I left home two weeks after I got my driver’s licence. Took to the road in the HX ute dad fixed up for me. It rattled and whistled the song of an old car on a dirt road.
I was heading for Sydney.

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The decision

My aunt Lorna asked my round to help make a decision. She said she could trust me. So I went, of course I went.
She made me tea, put cool jazz on the stereo, and disappeared into her room.

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Percy leaves the canopy

There is a hidden world that’s high above the city street
And folk up here are just as rushed as any that you’ll meet.

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