At school I spent my time staring out of the window by Elisabeth Hodgson

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uniforms, classrooms, assemblies, British colonisation
lining up for sun-warmed bottled milk –
I wanted to find a secluded spot under a tree where I could disappear –
disappear from view;
where I could see and not be seen.

I wanted to vanish into myself
into my skin.

Source:  Skin painting by Elizabeth Hodgson University of Queensland Press, 2008.

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