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


Alison Lock's poetry and short stories have appeared in anthologies and journals in the UK and internationally. She has published a short story collection, two poetry collections (Indigo Dreams Publishing), and a fantasy novella (MothersMilkBooks). She has an MA in Literature Studies and is a tutor for Transformative Life Writing courses.

Alison Lock

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A spill of hot wax
adheres to the lining
of my soft inner

I know the message it brings

illumined against a nightish sky
stars are bulbous

tapering lamp-lights
shift before
they burst

halting me in my task
of revealing