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


David Schaumann, a poet, writer, and teacher, based in Dunedin in New Zealand's South Island. A member of The Ink Pot Collective, who fits in bursts of writing amongst the hurley burley of the everyday.

David Schaumann


In the surf with my daughter

About you, a wave breaks, spluttering your
laughter. You bob out further; I dive through

breakers, following. The foam is glass shards,
your shrieks all wrong; too full of absence of fear,

you drift further, faster. Stern words catch in the
surf, tumble beneath but I leap, catch your arm.