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


Keith Nunes lives in tiny Pahiatua (New Zealand). He won the 2017 Flash Frontier Short Fiction Writing Award, has been published around the globe, placed in competitions and been a Pushcart Prize nominee. His Foto-Poetry digital images have appeared in a number of literary journals. His book of poetry/short fiction, "catching a ride on a paradox", is sold by the lunatic fringe.

Desert Winds - by Keith Nunes

Keith Nunes

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the sharp hiss of weeds dying
out the poison
with gloved hand

the sky's ashen grief
matches the melancholy
of the air in here

and so on till one set of circumstances
replaces another
much the same as any other

I wait
for the ticking to stop
tightly wound
going on far too long