Dawn Garisch will be the featured poet at The Red Wheelbarrow next week.

Dawn Garisch is an award-winning author and poet, a medical doctor and founding member of the Life Righting Collective. As an LRC facilitator, she teaches writing and poetry as a route to self-discovery, self-recovery and community building. Her second collection, Disturbance, (Karavan Press) came out in 2020.

Broken

A toy horse falls from the shelf, breaks a leg.
The small boy, tearful, shows an uncle 
who gives him a tube of glue:
The boy tries hard like he always does, 
not knowing how to fix 
his parent’s domestic mess. 

The horse leg sets, stuck back skew, 
now it’s lame, he’s made things worse. 
His father’s long gone, but he’s to blame, 
the glue of family rendered useless. 

The boy wanders out of the house, 
climbs the tree, sits by himself, sick
with crying. Wanting his father 
joined to his mother, wanting 
the father to come home to help him. 

What he wants is impossible, so he prays
for the leg to be restored like magic, 
so he can ride away.

— Dawn Garisch

As always, the reading by the featured poet will be followed by an open mic session for poets from the audience. Poets are welcome to read from their own work as well as from the work of a favourite poet.

Join Zoom Meeting: Dawn Garisch at The Red Wheelbarrow
Date: 18th August 2022
Time: 19:30 SAST

Meeting ID: 952 904 1131
Passcode: 12345

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