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Kate Bariletti
New Zealand

In Your Enigma - Ilinca Höpfner
Alone - Simon Williams
Kate Bariletti lives in Wanaka. Her poetry has appeared in JAAM, Otago Daily Times, and The Wanaka Sun. Kate released a self-published collection of her poetry, Kate’s Chair, in 2003. Her story ‘Pool Party’ won second place in the 2009 Dan Davin Open Short Story Competition. She is looking for a publisher for her recently completed young adult novel.
Departure II

Summer just packed up and left

Today I changed the linen
Doubled the weight of the duvet
Set the timers on the heater
Viewed the kitset needlepoint
Masterpiece framed by the bed
Room window reveals

It’s traumatic when a friend
Leaves without saying goodbye