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


Suzanne Herschell lives in the harbour side community of Eastbourne across from Wellington in New Zealand. She's an artist, curator, selector and judge of national exhibitions and poet with writing published in Meniscus, NZPS A Fine Line, The Ghazal Page and others.

Suzanne Herschell

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The Live Statistic

between death and minor injury
on the continuum
there were the mangled
filling stark statistics those careless innocents
occupying queues trains boarding planes
going coming blown away
life deconstructed scheduled with death
and the updates kept flooding digital screens
through distant impeccable mouths
in scream-free implacable graphics
of the dazed dead dumbed speechless
the disconnected spitting blood-speak