shot glass
Issue # 6 January 2012
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Lois Elaine Heckman grew up in Los Angeles, receiving a degree in Italian from UCLA. She has lived for many years as an expat in Milan, Italy, becoming a volunteer nurse and first aid instructor for the Italian Red Cross. Her works have appeared previously in Shot Glass Journal, and among her other credits are Boston Literary Magazine, The Fib Review, Victorian Violet Press, Lucid Rhythms, Tilt-a-Whirl, Prole, LightenUp Online and Yale Journal for Humanities in Medicine. She is the proud winner of the 2010 New England Shakespeare Festival Rubber Ducky Sonnet Contest.

Lois Elaine Heckman

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(butterfly cinquain)


ripples the sky,
like this lake in the wake
of its ducks, swimming in ordered
rows, with
heads seeming so many question
marks, seeking answers for
nature's pondered