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The Beast

By Andrew Simpson

And if you were to ask me
in confidence
"what has become of her?"
I would tell you a tale of lies and deception,
of life torn asunder,
of beliefs that defy belief,
of wretchedness without refrain.

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Starry, Starry Night

By Andrew Simpson

(with apologies to Don McLean)

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Take Me Away

By Andrew Simpson

Take me away,
to where the sun's rays shine sweetly down,
to where the ocean's smooth infinity pacifies and consoles,
to where her touch is soft and her voice unburdened,
to where the future is forever,
take me away.

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The Future

By Andrew Simpson

The demon, he lurks
inside my abandoned mind
counting down the hours.

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Interview Day

By Andrew Simpson

Interview day has been and gone and the blackout has now been lifted, so I will recount my tale. I arrived in Adelaide on the Sunday afternoon (the 19th) and dined with the charming wolfhound. It was a very enjoyable evening, despite the cold weather. The next morning, after a restless night, I drove down to Flinders to case the joint in preparation for my afternoon interview and generally have a look around. Weather was miserable and Flinders is very big and on a hill, so mostly I just drove around looking at the various bits of the campus as well as the postgraduate village.

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