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  August 2010
volume 8 number 2
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  Georgia Jones-Davis
  Eric Lawson
  Marie Lecrivain
  Noah Lederman
  Christopher Mulrooney
  Jason Neese
  David E. Patton
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  Luivette Resto
  Sonya Sabanac
  Annette Sugden
  Tim Tipton
  Jessica Wilson
  Abigail Wyatt
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Abigail Wyatt
August 2010



art by the feral artist

    Abigail Wyatt lives in the beautiful county of Cornwall in the United Kingdom. She was formerly Head of English and the Expressive Arts at Redruth Community School but is now a full-time writer. Her work, primarily poetry and short fiction, has been published in wide variety of magazines and e-zines including Word Salad, Long Story Short, Ink, Sweat & Tears, One Million Stories, and Poetry Cornwall.




She trawls the taut waters, all snake-eyed charm,
till her quick tongue flickers and darts;
flashes its silver through the pond-weed dark
as a minnow on hook bites home.

See her pale brow curve and the starlight gleam
in the chaos of her mole-black eye;
hear her mouth move mountains, stir up dreams,
and her moth breath flies them free.

Where she walks aloof the flecked tide turns
and the salt sand suckles her white toes;
wolf-like, in her wake, pads her slender-nosed
hound whose six eyes dance and burn.

Now she sings the midnight to her fishy friends
where the narrow nets slice deep. But the foreshore,
is home to her clear-eyed crab whose great claw
brings the stars where she commands.

copyright 2010 Abigail Wyatt