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


Charmaine Thomson lives in Wellington, New Zealand. Charmaine studied performance music and teaching in the past. She studied poetry through the online programme at Whitireia Polytechnic in 2007. She works in the Tertiary Education sector. She has been published in both New Zealand and United States publications including the 4th Floor Literary Journal, a fine line, The Shot Glass Journal and the Fib Review.

Charmaine is interested in exploring the connections between composition, modern languages and performance.

Charmaine Thomson

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Lonely planet sex

It was never a question
of inertia on the seats
or through dusty chatter
at the station.

Glossy and youthful,
he opens with secrets
dusting the shine
off his Don Giovanni glasses.

Region by region,
on bare cameras
it's an imperfect seduction
misspelt and blunt.

Being visible is unusual
amongst brash accents
seeking the ultimate shot
but not the moment.