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Issue # 3 January 2011
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Keith Nunes is a former newspaper journalist who now writes to stay sane. He has been published widely in his home country of New Zealand. He lives in rural Bay of Plenty with the artist Talulah Belle.

Keith Nunes



The talker's spouting forth
about how I could be
a better chimpanzee

there's no arguing
so I slip into
lights-out reverie

the gorilla next to me
makes a point about
ruptured inner relationships

skins crawl
orangutans weep
and I stifle a snore

as we break for lunch
I pull aside the human:
"what are you getting at?"