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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, Blackmail Press, NZ Poetry Society - A Fine Line, The Ghazal Page, Shot Glass and others.

Suzanne Herschell

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I can only think
of surviving winter
if I become a bear
in a thick black coat
lumbering from kitchen
to garden & bed at dark
when the hens
are perched & comatose

the brown sludge of cold earth
sodden in daily rain
is my mind

inside a mire of chores
life lies fallow
no sun beckons me
out of doors