Span 37

Journal of the South Pacific Assoc for Cwlth Lit and Language Studies
Number 37, 1993
Yorga Wangi:
Postcolonialism and Feminism

Edited by Anne Brewster, Marion Campbell, Ann McGuire, Kathryn Trees

she must be mad

Kathleen Dzubiel

what are you writing for she must be mad what good is writing going to do you she must be mad how can you make a living from writing how can you support yourself life isnt a game you know youre not in kindergarten anymore you have to take things seriously she must be mad what about marriage motherhood babies settling down its about time you got yourself a mate before you turn into an old maid she must be mad twenty eight still single and still studying no prospects on the horizon no money living hand to mouth no boyfriends no boyfriends that i know about anyway she must be mad bet you sleep all day party all night writing is just an excuse writing is just an excuse for you to shirk your responsibilities she must be mad writing at your age playing games thats all it is playing games with yourself playing games drawing fiddling about and writing she must be mad playing games at your age writing drawing and fiddling about she must be mad dont expect me to look after you dont expect me to help you out dont come crying to me dont come crying to me when youre broke and starving and writing isnt getting food on the table dont come crying to me when you realize writing isnt going to work writing drawing and fiddling about she must be mad writing drawing and fiddling about she must be mad she must be mad

Western Australia


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