Like a perfect pearl in an oyster
a good poem
shows none of the toil and grit
that went into it.
Pamela Newham (@PamelaNewham) has worked as an English teacher, journalist and features editor. She has had three young adult novels published and lectures on writing for children and journalism. Her poems have appeared in Carapace, The Ground’s Ear, Difficult to Explain, Heart of Africa, Scrutiny2, Stanzas and Sol Plaatje Anthology. She lives in Hout Bay.