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


Gareth lives in Wales. He had his first collection published, The Miner, by FutureCycle in 2018. He has been published in various places across the UK and USA. His two dogs, Jasper and Lana, help redraft his poems.

Gareth Culshaw

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The Middle of a Run

Streetlights go by
as if on a reel. I pound my
feet into the tarmac.

The cars drive past, tyres
laugh at my rubber soles.
Sweat grows from my head

as if my brain is bubbling
like soup. I run with tendons
clenched between muscles.

My heart pumps more of myself
around less of my body. I'm shrinking
with each step, thinning like a morning.