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


Henry is based in Somerset in the UK. He is a writer of short fiction and poetry with a PhD in literature and creative writing from the University of Birmingham. He is the author of several poetry collections and his work can be seen in Poetica Review, Pure Slush, Truth Serum Press, Lunate, and O:JA&L, among other places.

H J Bladon

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Trap Door

There's a trap door in my head...

it leads to marginalized moments
of delinquent days
and compressed moments
stored in a dusty box.

If you listen carefully
there's a silent throb
and a superheated rock
ticking in the hinterland.

It all adds up to nothing more
than asking whether it really
is possible for a darkened room
to alter time.