HEPWORTH, JOHN

HEPWORTH, JOHN – Around the Bend

As for me, I believe that snakes are God’s creatures, too, and trust that they think the same as me in relation to that Great Anaconda in the sky.

HEPWORTH, JOHN - Around the Bend

HEPWORTH, JOHN – The Long Green Shore

A soldier leaves so little when he dies. A watch they gave him when he left the office to go to war. A small pack of faded photographs. Some old letters in a mildewed leather wallet, stained with the sweat of him when he was living and the blood of him when he died.

HEPWORTH, JOHN - The Long Green Shore

HEPWORTH, JOHN

Most journalists of my generation died early, succumbing to one or other of the two great killers in the craft – cirrhosis or terminal alimony.

HEPWORTH, JOHN

HEPWORTH, JOHN – The Tasmanian Tiger

The thylacine is now so rare,
It maybe isn’t even there.
Or if it is, it might well think
It’s safer to pretend extinct.

HEPWORTH, JOHN - The Tasmanian Tiger