S curve: Thursday’s Special


© irene waters 2017


© irene waters 2017


© irene waters 2017


© irene waters 2017

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© irene waters 2017


© irene waters 2017

S curves I find uncommon

Most go the other way

The top bend facing to the left 

instead of to the right.


Imagination must be used

to see the S

starting at the kangaroos tip and continuing up

following the spine until the neck.

Even birds, I find

don’t like to be photographed in the S

and only one could I fine.

Rivers meander in the S,

as does the twist in an elephants trunk.

A man made S curve

see children happily play

scooting and speeding.

In response to Paula’s Thursday’s Special


About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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3 Responses to S curve: Thursday’s Special

  1. Pingback: THURSDAY’S SPECIAL: S-CURVE | Lost in Translation

  2. Paula says:

    I knew that your entry would make me smile, but I completely forgot about elephants. That’s great thinking Irene. I hope you are well. It is getting too hot and humid here.

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