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Issue # 8 September 2012
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Charmaine Thomson lives in Wellington, New Zealand. Charmaine has studied performance music and education in the past. She has been published in New Zealand and United States 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 connections between composition and modern languages. In 2012 she published her first collection of poems, Licorice, as a paperback and as an e book on Smashwords

Charmaine Thomson

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We are uncommon
attuned to catch
an inbound breath,
when we are inarticulate

You tell me stories
from unbuttoned furniture
that held us
as slippery hostages

Your hands fan against
the wall, skirting around
our visible clasp, close
and companioned.