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


June Bowen is a retired librarian from Oamaru and late-comer to writing poetry. Several of her poems have been accepted for publication this year by the Linkwater Group and one has appeared in the Earl of Seacliff Art Workshop. She finds the concept of Shot-Glass and Fibonacci an interesting challenge.

June D. Bowen


The Velvet Glove

Today I watched a spider
spin a gossamer web in my garden
there he sat
centred within a geometric masterpiece
hours of meticulous engineering
I destroyed it in a second
I've never liked spiders

From beneath the mash of thread
and black gore
crawled another, a smaller version
pulling her round white orb of future generations
I felt kind today, compassionate
I dispatched her in a moment,
saved her the anguish
of a partner lost.