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


Melbourne poet, Jennifer Chrystie has published her work In The Weekend Australian, Blue Dog, Cordite ,The Best Australian Poems 2012 and The Quadrant Book of Poetry 2001-2010 amongst others. Her first book of poetry, "Polishing the Silver" was published in 2006 by Ginninderra Press and commended in the Fellowship of Australian Writers Anne Elder Award. Her second collection, "Weight of Snow" is forthcoming in 2013.

Jennifer Chrystie

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Silver and Red

against the brash red light
silver lamé, strapless
split to the thigh
silver chain at her throat
lips crimson, pose languid
face blank

takes her
to his dark room
under soft red light
rocks her in a soothing bath
until all that remains
is silvered