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Issue # 2 September 2010
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Charmaine Thomson lives in Wellington, New Zealand. She works in the Tertiary Education sector.

Charmaine studied performance music and teaching in the past. She studied poetry through the online programme at Whitireia Polytechnic in 2007. She had her first poems published in the 4th Floor Literary Online Journal in 2009.

She looks forward to immersing herself further in poetry.

Charmaine Thomson


Surfies and yachts ornament the harbour

Surfies and yachts ornament the harbour
while baristas sculpt caffeine for cold hands.
Draped in a homeless scarf a diver is
leaning into the wind.
Mansfield is a precious memory
surrounded by letters and bliss
Others search for a gathering place
or set up for a picnic
on benevolent lawns.
This city is a networked symphony
Haphazard, resolute, tidal, and fast.
Everything rides on the faultlines.
Flying on the southerlies
are inverted umbrellas.