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


Frances Koziar has published 60+ pieces of prose and poetry, and is seeking an agent for a diverse NA fantasy novel. Her poetry has appeared in 25+ literary magazines including Acta Victoriana, Wintermute, and previously in Shot Glass Journal. She is a young (disabled) retiree and a social justice advocate, and she lives in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Author website:

Frances Koziar

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Voices in the Quiet

Your voice crackles
through the phone like the spark
of life returned
to these weary limbs, a touch
from another world to the crumbling
ruin of my life. It is quiet

here, as always, hushed
like a shelter forever
in the rain, grey memories
all that linger to remind me
that I was someone else