Mary Cresswell is from Los Angeles and lives on New Zealand's Kapiti Coast.
She has poems in a variety of journals, both in NZ and overseas; her latest book,
Trace Fossils, was published in early 2011.
More detail at: www.bookcouncil.org.nz/Writers/Profiles/
Meditations for Wednesday
Two's company—three's a crowd.
She had dishes enough for four.
For fear of broken canines
jumping off dogs is forbidden.
Sunset dragged on for months,
snaggle-tooth daisies struggled for sun.
Sharper than a serpent's tooth
radishes take longest of all.
Jumping rope, red-hot peppers
she reached Mach 1 in a minute.
Of all the birds, only the tui
knows the words to the song.