Gill Ward’s chosen a poem by Elizabeth Coleman for this week.
She says Elizabeth was a long-time supporter and co-organiser of the monthly café event Poets to the People in Kāpiti .
“Elizabeth is a supporter of NZ writing – especially poetry – in the creatively rich Kāpiti region. Her own poetry, short stories and review work has been in Fourth Floor, Takahe, RadioNZ, Swings and Roundabouts, Dear to Me and other publications,”says Gill.
“And I love this poem. ‘Minding the Gap’, which is published online — www.loveinthetimeofcovidchronicle.com. It’s edited by Michelle Elvy & Witi Ihimaera, 2020.”
Minding the Gap, by Elizabeth Coleman
‘Was almost about to hug her
Was almost about to move in close
clasp her hands
Almost about to forget
when I remembered
A major danger
forgetting to remember
Hoping we’re nearly there
anxious to cling
when forgetting to remember’s