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


Stephen Philip Druce is a published poet and comedy writer from Shrewsbury in England. He is currently published with magazines - Locust, Muse Literary Journal, Bad Scents Of Humour, Spokes, Pulsar, The Inconsequential, Bareback Literature, Century 121, The Right Place At The Right Time, Fade, Art Villa, and Hermes.

Stephen Philip Druce


The Bird Man

He talked to himself - softly
but openly, and with crooked finger
he pointed skywards - imitating
a flying bird - moving his hands like wings.

I was glad to watch him because
I wanted him to be right and he was –
there was something flying up there.

He smiled - pleased to be sane enough
to know that birds fly too.