light glints on a glass filled with pale, golden wine
your teeth bared forever in a clumsy smile
in a photo now yellowing with age,
the wine was whisked away
before you’d finished it –
you told me that in a letter but I
never replied.

Maria Griffin

Inspired by: Interior with wardrobe mirror, 1955, by Grace Cossington Smith and Stravinsky’s Lunch, Drusilla Modjeska (Picador, Pan Macmillan Australia, 1999)


Maria Griffin’s creative non-fiction and poems have appeared most recently in L’Ephemere Review, Talking Writing, StylusLit, and Pink Cover Zine. She lives in Melbourne.

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