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Lesley Watkins

Childhood Apology – yes, I took the pear


I apologise


mean it to be

so random

It just caught

my eye

Wasn’t meant

to be

so like it was

It just happened

that it was

Didn’t mean it to offend

wanted it so much

Maybe now

we’ve had this talk

we can forget

the fuss


Lesley Watkins lives in Ōtaki. A past student of the Whitireia Creative Writing Programme, Lesley writes poetry and short stories to express life’s journey. Currently she is working on her own childhood story. A favourite food of hers is the feijoa, a fruit with a unique taste that is enjoyed raw, cooked or juiced.


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