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Summer 2009, vol 7 no 2


Martin Grenfell

rising gale—
trapped on the ridge
one after another
become friends


cave stream
in thirty minutes
we walk through
a million years
of water
          — for Phil


rest home
turning off
the kitchen tap
how tightly it clings
to the last few drops


save! save! save!
every little bit counts!
my christmas presents
with junk mail


less spicy next time
I tell my aunty
next day at lunch
eating her share
I reconsider


Martin Grenfell Martin Grenfell is a software engineer from Christchurch, New Zealand. He enjoys cooking, rock climbing, online gaming and monster movies. His poems have appeared in Modern English Tanka, Lynx and Tanka Splendor.