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


Rebecca Dempsey is a writer based in Melbourne, Australia. Her poetry and fiction have been published around the world but she can be found at

Rebecca Dempsey


Autumn equinox

Walking long-shadowed, dusk-softened streets,
sultry in stolen light, palled into a dust
hazy horizon. Meeting night leisurely
with its slow starred silent heartbeat.

Waking to deep drawn dreamt, befogged
dawn, a frame to cool-clouded,
smoke-steeped days briskly
making their crackled leafed a way into winter.