I lug it around like some battered suitcase not fully closed overweight bulging with hoarded maybe’s and memories discarded scraps stuffed tight within and those scraggly bits I can’t force inside escaping from the edges they’re the bits left over from your love, the bits I still can’t manage to unpack and store away
Margaret Zanardo is a Sydney poet, writer and graphic designer. She has a background in languages, art and English literature.
In recent years she has tutored in high school English and creative writing, and also edited academic papers.
‘Remnants’ was written in late June 2021, as another Sydney Covid lockdown was looking inevitable. Many of us dipped temporarily
into looking at life from a pessimistic viewpoint, as we adjusted to restrictions and worked at regaining a broader perspective.