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Issue # 4 May 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


Whipping Post

I whip myself three times a day
nothing religious just a fistful of self-loathing

we – my skin and I –
are tortured

there's no racism or nationalism
more, a specific

we'll share a coffin
an inferno and
then there'll be ash

I will hate this too