Ian C Smith
him in silence
mosquito settles on his forehead
what she would always do
with someone’s blood
knew what hit it.
become big in his world
send-off, she thinks later
squeezed up and half-out of a black dress
of dollars worth of sunnies alone
Ian C Smith’s
work has appeared in, Amsterdam
Quarterly, Antipodes, cordite, Poetry New Zealand, Poetry Salzburg Review, Southerly,
& Two-Thirds North. His seventh book
is wonder sadness madness joy, Ginninderra (Port Adelaide). He writes in the Gippsland Lakes area of
Victoria, and on Flinders Island, Tasmania.
W. Jack Savage is a retired broadcaster and educator. He is
the author of eight books including Imagination: The Art of W. Jack
Savage (wjacksavage.com). To date, more than fifty of
Jack’s short stories and over a thousand of his paintings and drawings have
been published worldwide. Jack and his wife Kathy live in Monrovia, California.