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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Originally from Truro, Nova Scotia, I currently live in Montreal, Quebec with my spouse and three children. I am a bookkeeper by day and avid writer and artist by night. (

Patricia Saxton

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I was not the daring amphibian
Who marched triumphantly onto land
I breathed through gills
Until water abandoned me
Floundering in a prehistoric puddle
Dreaming of immersion

I grew lungs in paroxysms
To mediate the abyss
And take in the Other
In rhythmic desperation

In this cowardly way,
I spilled into the world
And the one who answered
Sunk into my need.