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


I live in Northampton UK where, when not working, I write poetry and draw. I have been previously published in Shot Glass and other various places including Drunk Monkeys, Lighthouse Journal, Sentinel Literary Quarterly and Nthposition. I also maintain a website of my own work at

Tom Harding

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Night Work

I'm still leaning at this table
trying to solve the riddle of the predicament by an electric lamp
while a moth taps at the window and the kitchen ticks dryly
like the secret workings of a clock.
The spider and I weaving quietly in our corners,
like the collaborators in the prison scene after lights out,
combing the blueprints, masterminding the architecture,
trying to break ourselves free.