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


Marie-Andrée Auclair's poems have found homes in many print and online publications in Canada, the USA, UK, Ireland and Australia; to name a few: Bywords (Canada); Poetry Pacific (US); The Phoenix (US); Structo (UK). She lives in Canada.

Marie-Andrée Auclair

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Round, smooth and heavy
its girth, a comfort to my hand.

My grand-mother kneaded
and glazed the clay a cloudy blue.

Before she fired it, she scratched
her initials JT on the bottom.

Maybe she drank the first coffee
from it. The handle broken

long ago left twin smallpox scars
but the cup survives
and gives contour to my habit.