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


Anna Teresa Slater is a high school literature and drama teacher in a small town in the Philippines. Her poetry has been published or is forthcoming in Panay News, Poetika Anthology, Better Than Starbucks and Poetica Review. She lives on a farm with her husband, dog, and cat.

Anna Teresa Slater



I close my eyes
travel backwards
make the sunrise set
roosters inhale their crows
last night once more
that moment
when you whisper
then again forward
louder faster
moon departs
roosters in place
the sun now higher
I    awake