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


Ruth's poems have appeared in various journals, ezines, and anthologies in NZ, Australia, the UK and US. In her spare time she edits Poems in the Waiting Room (NZ), a project supplying free poetry cards to rest home residents, hospices, prison inmates, and patients waiting for medical appointments. See

Ruth Arnison


Blind touch

   for JW

I stand still while fingers
map my forehead.

Tracing your face is like
reading a book
, she laughs,

your eyebrows, they're
permanently raised.