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


Joyce Parkes is published in literary magazines, journals and anthologies in Australia, the UK, Finland, Canada, Germany, the US, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Greece and the Netherlands. She writes in her third language.

Joyce Parkes

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Said the Moon

Water in streams and creeks
touch the feet of a bridge, where

there is one, the earth below
the water, the banks on either

side of what is considered as
a divide or a link, depending on

the water's mien, for images
could be friend or foe — going

for a bowl of soup with shallots
or a scoop of this evening;

enticing her heart to think. So
she said to the clouds in transit.