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


After a life loving words and scribbling poetry lines on pizza boxes and used envelopes, Wendy, finally, got down to writing "in earnest" and recently began submitting poems for publication. In the past year, her work has appeared in The Ontario Poetry Society's Verse Afire Newsletters, Scarlet Thistles Poetry Anthology and The Arborealis Anthology of Canadian Poetry. She has won several awards - including First Prize in the T.O.P.S. Sparkle and Shine Poetry Contest, 2014.

Wendy Bourke

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unmelted snowflakes on her tongue

the secret she longed
to give away

was locked in truths
she couldn't say

~ hung in the hushed, snowy white, light of day ~

the icy words,
unspoken, clung:

unmelted snowflakes
on her tongue