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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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Office weapon

Pass me a scalpel-knife,
I can handle an open blade;
I'll whittle that wood
to a stab-worthy point –
a woman's power is in her arch,
a pencil's a useful weapon.
You say I obsess, but I miss
that cold metal prism,
that cool steel cylinder in my grasp,
those perfect slivers,
those miniature iron-ribbed tessens
sharp on my blood-warm palm.