Chris Hilliard

Great Falls

I can remember the rain from election day
1984, and going to the Pakuranga

Plaza to rent a colour TV. Our
black and white had died at last.

Dad's friend Wes at the shop
was one of Rob's Mob, like Dad.

The *Star's* poster that night
had no headline, just a Bromhead cartoon

of Muldoon as Humpty Dumpty. It
was exciting. I was twelve.

October 13, 1996

© Chris Hilliard 1996