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Issue # 2 September 2010
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


New Zealander (Te Atiawa) with a home in Te Araroa, East Coast. Currently lives and works in Hong Kong and has spent many years overseas in places such as Brunei Darussalam, Republic of Nauru, UAE, PR China. Married to a lady from Philippines, where we also have a home, in Pampanga.

Lucky to have been published in a wide range of publications and places worldwide: longlisted for Proverse Prize in Literature, 2009. Ph.D in Existential Literary Criticism. A further collection of poems is scheduled for publication later in 2010.

Vaughan Rapatahana

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too complicated

too complicated,
you said

and you were right.

too much   en cumb rance


no authentic aspect
to our torpid roles

here  in   this nutty prance

where we
stroll like skinny

who don't know of death

too complicated
you said.

and  you   wereright.