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


Clarissa Aykroyd grew up in Victoria, Canada. She has lived in Dublin and now lives in London. Her work has appeared in The Island Review, The Missing Slate and Lighthouse, among others. Her blog is

Clarissa Aykroyd

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Hammered gold of glass.
Golden wood. Through this door,
the sky's blue door. The birches,
rays of light, up from earth.
Hammered gold in a high sky.
The here-ness of there.

Vantaa, Finland