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Age: 70


From singing in Sydney to milking cows in Kyogle, Lyn sure has a lot of life experience to write about. Lucky for us, she puts her pen to paper in the most beautiful way and performs her poetry every chance she gets!

When not in front of the poetry mic you can find her on the water, paddling outriggers and sharing her passion for the environment and landcare with others.


Wet towels are a part of my life.

Hanging, dripping, begging for sunshine to lighten their load.

Then there are the unwashed towels.

Smelly, stiff, impregnated with salt.

Tossed in haste from shivering flesh.


By far the worst are the forgotten towels.

Whose rank and musty odours escape as I open the car door.

Finally salvaged from their dormant state beneath ropes and lifejackets.

Do I wash? Do I toss? Time will tell.

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