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


Charmaine Thomson lives in Aotearoa, New Zealand. Charmaine studied performance music in the past. She has M.A. in Creative Writing from Te Herenga Waka, Victoria University of Wellington. Her poems appear in publications including the 4th Floor Literary Journal, a fine line, The Blackmail Press, The Shot Glass Journal, and the Fib Review. She is interested in exploring the alchemy between music, people, and poetry. In 2012 she published her first collection of poems, Licorice.

Charmaine Thomson


Sedition tantrum

You want some version of oppression
an obsession with false gods
head nods to apartheid
while soiling indigenous land.

You want some lynching of position
transition to terrorism
no protection for children
under the hill of whirlwinds.

You want some ears to surrender
an agenda of imagined pressure
a mire of blockaded rubbish
but maybe wait your turn.