Lindsay Rabbitt

Lindsay Rabbitt is a poet and essayist based on the Kapiti Coast, New Zealand. His poems, profiles, reviews and essays have appeared in publications such as the NZ Listener, Landfall Journal and Landfall Review Online. He is currently writing a memoir on four mothers. 'Helen 1962-2012' was read at her funeral service.

Helen 1962 – 2012

I’m relieved you’ve been spared embalming: You look like yourself, just elsewhere – Your energy dispersed, around your house, Whispering in the trees, in the air. I recall the young woman who suited her grey hair, Whose smile radiated the …

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