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Issue # 7 May 2012
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Susan Howard lives in New Zealand. She has had an enjoyable life, first as an occupational therapist, then as a potter and later as an accountant while bringing up children and living a married life. She has been interested in writing poetry for the past ten years but has only recently had the time to spend on improving her output. She has been published in a fine line (NZPS).

Susan Howard


Other Peoples' Lives

There's a flag of blue lobelia, bold among
weeds and wrinkled blooms;
a clambering yellow rose,
rooted rich in compost from his passing;
sounds of summer jollity, warm murmur and clink
under hacked olive trees above the fence line.
We receive a note in the letterbox
about the dogs barking.