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Isobel Dixon was born in Mthatha, South Africa. She studied English at Stellenbosch University,...
Three drops of lavender in this water
is not balm enough.
Red thyme, a pungent antiseptic,
will not purge this day.
But I shall have it, scent and life.
I will not bathe in only salt and blood.
from A Fold in the Map (Salt/Jacana 2007)), © Isobel Dixon 2007, used by permission of the author
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