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


Pushcart-nominee Bruce McRae is a Canadian musician with over 900 publications, including and The North American Review. His first book, 'The So-Called Sonnets' is available from the Silenced Press website or via Amazon books. To hear his music and view more poems visit 'TheBruceMcRaeChannel' on Youtube.

Bruce McRae

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Or Maybe It Was Just Me

We wore each other thin,
a slow grinding, like corn or teeth.
We visited the seaside,
its littoral rank a suspected balm,
the sea a broken mirror,
the sea an unmade bed,
the sea a blood oath left unsaid.
And the ocean wasn't big enough.

Our time passed like a marching band.
We took to the air, like chickens,
the two of us grown smaller,
cold Canada coming closer,
the light between us pale as stars,
the sky getting darker and large.