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Lest We Forget

We think you can see us,
you know who we are
behind our masks
Not everything is hidden.
We are not hidden.
We are out
in the open
in plain sight
even if masked.
So join us for a snack,
a glass of wine,
a coffee.


Take a sip with us
lest we forget
what to do
when we go outside.
Step back in time
one taste at a time,
one sip at a time.
the first time
is always challenging
and won’t ever be forgotten.


As we will remember
the ones behind the masks
and the ones in hiding,
the ones we know are there
but cannot see.
We know who you are.
No one is forgotten.
Nothing is forgotten.
That’s our promise
one sip at a time.

An Ordinary Moon

It’s an ordinary moon.
Not special
like a harvest moon
or a blood moon
or a pink moon in April.
It’s not even full.
It doesn’t have to be.
The tides still obey it
and when it shines
through the clouds
it lights me up.
Is that ordinary
that mystic moonlight?


She hangs
like a puppet
to the tune
of the wind.
Blown this way,
blown that,
but only briefly
before she takes control
like the mistress puppeteer
she is
to spin her silk
to weave her web
as she wills.
Or so she thinks.
But it’s an illusion.
She’s trapped.
and wrapped
by her dna
as securely
as any fly,
her patterns
to be repeated
after millennia
in her genes.

Lynn White lives in north Wales. Her work is influenced by issues of social justice and events, places and people she has known or imagined. She is especially interested in exploring the boundaries of dream, fantasy and reality. She was shortlisted in the Theatre Cloud ‘War Poetry for Today’ competition and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and a Rhysling Award. Her poetry has appeared in many publications including: Apogee, Firewords, Peach Velvet, Light Journal and So It Goes. Find Lynn at: and

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