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Issue # 5 September 2011
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


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.
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Mary Cresswell


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.