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Issue # 2 September 2010
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Lonnard Dean Watkins lives in Wellington, New Zealand where he works as an IT consultant.

Lonnard has had poetry and haiku published in a number of journals including Heron's Nest and Acorn Haiku Journal.

He is also an artist and has combined both art and poetry in a series of zen paintings and haiga.

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Lonnard Dean Watkins

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we sit in silence in the corner of the cafe
I look down at my espresso
you fuss with the froth on your latte
the smell of fresh muffins
overpowers your perfume
a sparrow hops about our feet
picking up crumbs
from the artificial wooden floorboards