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


Christian Ward is a UK-based writer who can be currently found in Asylum Magazine, One Hand Clapping, The Crank, Sein Und Werden and The Pangolin Review.

Christian Ward

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Crows built empires,
not robins or finches.
Blueprints stashed
in oak and pine seeds
were scattered across
the globe; blackbirds
tapped the chests of fallen
soldiers for worms,
drowning out the sound
of the Earth corkscrewing
in the dark as if nothing happened.