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


I am a lecturer at a South African University and write poetry and wonder about life. Poetry offers the opportunity to express raw emotions as well as carefully constructed thoughts, a wonderful privilege and a lovely luxury.

Michael Laubscher



You are a man with a woman's body,
sullied by age and continuously attempted to be battered
into some sort of submission.
Your shortened body draws laboured breaths
while posing with glimmers of one's beauty.
A former fling, a wistful reminisce of our time
revered and sentimentally reserved for occasionally.
Others will decide –
I met you too late.