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Mary Cresswell


Mesostic for Matsubara

       It will be authentic,   not M irrors and smoke, you promise
       enlightenment, the odd SatorI to keep us on track. Later is
       time enough to plan  a MemoiR of how you waxed and glowed
 like a new moon, a celestial OysteR hanging over the mangroves
       in a star-slubbed grey KimonO in a night too big for both
          of us, drinking the ElixiR of too much youth and too many words
                                   S moke and mirrors




Sidewalk Art




NARRATIVE 101

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                AUTHOR PHOTO WITH STUDIO CAMERA:


     I am : am         ? : ¿           : yes       yes :       now :           : again           :           : once more : more           :     again : yes           :           :         ¿ : ?           :           :         ¿ :           : I am smiling


PROMISE


When I die, I’ll come back as a shark
safe and separate, deep in currents
of my choosing — not so deep
that I miss the sunlight
breaking on the reef,
not so shallow
that I miss
tasting
you




Mary Cresswell is from Los Angeles and lives on New Zealand’s Kapiti Coast. She’s published in a variety of journals in Australia, NZ, the US and the UK. Her next book, Fish Stories, is due for 2014 publication. Also see: www.bookcouncil.org.nz/Writers/Profiles/Cresswell,%20Mary.
 
 
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