shot glass
Issue # 4 May 2011
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


After a career making Arts Programmes as a producer/director and executive producer for British, American, Japanese and European broadcasters, wolfiewolfgang (aka Colin Bell), gave up television to concentrate on writing. He has published three children's stories (Novello's), film reviews and poetry in the UK and the USA in The Blotter, Every Day Poets, Shot Glass Journal, Inspired Words and the Fib Review. His short stories have been performed by White Rabbit Theatre in London and he is a Writers' Village Best Writers' Award winner. With a novel and a half behind him, he writes poetry, flash fiction and short stories. He lives in Lewes, East Sussex, England and also writes a daily blog and other reviews as wolfiewolfgang on his website



The Great Escape

In that desk, some ornaments,
an art deco bowl and a photo frame,
stored away from parental eyes,
buried treasure for another time.

Cake pillars and bone china mugs,
a soap dispenser - random things,
entries on a secret list
quietly intoned as a mantra.

Prayers are whispered every night,
escapist dreams repeated
from a single bed in a barren room,
a hermit's febrile vision.

Tea towels, with rural scenes,
a single, long-stemmed crystal glass,
all packed, ready, hidden.
Left behind when you dared to run.