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


Janet Wainscott lives near Christchurch, New Zealand. She writes creative nonfiction and poetry. Her work has appeared in local literary magazines and anthologies.

Janet Wainscott

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The Visit

She's not well today;
she shuts her eyes
against my voice
and keeps on knitting
though she has no wool
or needles.

Her hands move slowly
back and forward
casting on the stitches
of a lacy bonnet
for a baby born
fifty years ago.