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


Lee Nash lives in France and freelances as an editor and proofreader. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in print and online journals including Acorn, Ambit, Angle, Antiphon, Mezzo Cammin, Orbis, Poetry Salzburg Review, Presence, The Lake and The World Haiku Review. Her first poetry chapbook, Ash Keys, is due to be released in October from Flutter Press. You can find a selection of Lee's poems on her website:

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En prise

A sketch of the game
folded in your pocket,
we buttoned up, left
our drained espresso cups,
the ornate pieces locked in war.
At home, my boxwood
and my rosewood just laid out,
I settled on the sofa, a woman
within grasp,
yet after a confident opening
of all the moves
you could have made, you chose
check, and checkmate.