A Short Piece

by Timothy Charles Anderson

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I thought of writing a novel, not an epic
but a turner of serious girth, but I couldn’t
be bothered by random details like the
mismatched buttons on her frock, or
his solid expression as the train rolled
through that dying mountain town.
Eventually I whittled it down, to seven lines.

Timothy Charles Anderson lives in Toronto, Canada where he writes poetry and plays in a local rock band. He is the author of Funtimes, the Snail, a musical storybook for kids. His poetry is featured in the short film, Orbit, directed by Shunsuke Teshima.

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