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


A German-born UK national, Rose Mary Boehm lives and works in Lima, Peru. Author of two novels and 'Tangents', a full-length poetry collection published in the UK in 2011, She was three times winner of the Goodreads monthly competition. Recent poetry collections: 'From the Ruhr to Somewhere Near Dresden 1939-1949: A Child's Journey' and 'Peru Blues or Lady Gaga Won't Be Back'. Her latest full-length poetry MS, 'The Rain Girl', will be published by Chaffinch Press in 2020.

Rose Mary Boehm


A Picture of Desolation

The men have moved on.
Wells on the horizon
burn off their gasses.
The frozen tundra
black as the crude
pumped and spilled.
Tyre marks in the slush.

One forlorn pony
silhouetted black
against dark fire.
The last living thing
on wasted earth.