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Silence is a Loaded Gun - Megan Cartwright

Dawn’s silence is a loaded gun

and I am trigger-happy,

coxcomb god-like in dappled light and

early morning dew drops,

weapon poised atop a

flimsy daisy-chain barricade.

Cock-a-doodle-do, cocked –

my piece crows no safety.


Megan Cartwright is an Australian writer and teacher. Her poetry has featured in Arteidolia, Authora Australis, Blue Bottle Journal, October Hill Magazine, and oddball magazine. She has poems forthcoming in issues of Tabula Rasa and Quadrant.


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