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Oscar Schwartz

Oscar Schwartz is a writer and journalist. His debut collection, The Honeymoon Stage, was shortlisted for the 2018 Queensland Literary Award for Poetry. He lives in Melbourne.

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Father Figures

HEAT Series 3 Number 6

I arrive at the doctor’s office early in the morning. I have forgotten my mask and ask for one at the front desk. Then I take a seat in the waiting room, which looks like a professionally managed Airbnb. Exposed light bulbs and plastic ivy hang from the roof. There is a pink neon sign on the wall that says, in cursive, ‘better together’. 

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