Between Words

Submitted by GrumpyGorman

the space between

those precious gaps
lies can’t find,

mint clean-

free from request,

rants proceeding

live happily in nooks
between words,

in dusty old

oh shelf

in forgotten old

‘those’ looks-

that push
that shakes

final words
from me.


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Photo Credit: Dizziness – Iman Maleki


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The Vita Brevis Team

“Ars longa, vita brevis" (art is long, life is short). This maxim so moved us that it seemed only right to title our online poetry magazine after it. It may seem curious that we chose Vita Brevis (life is short) as our title instead of Ars Longa (art is long). But this choice was more than appropriate; after all, the aim of our journal is to publish work that shows a keen awareness of not only art’s beauty and immortality but life’s toils and finiteness. We want to revive and nourish the rich existential literature that forms when art and the human endeavor collide.

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