Moon In Venus



once in amongst everything else

the passing moon got

caught in a band of sunlight

causing everyone to look hurriedly

down at his or her feet


leaving unseen

all the naked lovers

standing at windows

of which there were a surprising number

right at that moment













Suzanne Verrall lives in Adelaide, Australia. Her flash fiction, essays and poetry appear in Atlas and Alice, Flash Frontier, Archer Magazine, Lip Magazine, Poetry NZ Yearbook, Australian Poetry Journal, and others. For more, visit