April 9, 2019
For the longest evening, we have nothing.
The lorry is delayed, and we squat in an
unfurnished box, pine-smelling and so clean
it hurts the eyes to look. We are waiting
to hear the growl of our possessions rolling
into the gravel drive, but it’s silent here
and there’s nothi...
March 31, 2019
I’m on a train between two towns
Towards a town that once was mine
I knew of its anatomy
Familiar to its queer design
Your veins: the paths I walked along
The passages I only know
And sauntering through streets beyond
The sunset’s reddish golden glow
Or stopping in a coffee sh...
March 24, 2019
I am everything
I was nothing...
I am streak within stillness
and scent within storm,
with stature of Saturn--
I am twelve feet tall.
I am breeze of heat's wave
that saves sorrow's shoes;
once a bruise of heart's blames
within old twisted truths.
March 21, 2019
I want to be trapped behind windows,
amongst forgotten records,
with the scabs and memories
of those gone before me
who lost the good fight
and paid in time.
I want the certainty of streetlights,
Alfonsina Storni (Translated by the editor)
Oh sea, enormous sea, wild heart
Of irregular beats, evil heart,
I’m more tender than that meagre staff
That rots in your captive waves.
Oh sea, give me your tremendous wrath,
I spent my life forgiving,
for I understood you, sea, I left giving:
Mercy, mercy for the one who of...
March 15, 2019
Where do you go to my lover; tell me
Why do you rejoice in my pain’d look
When your shy form retreats; as soon you’ll be
Like my heart. E’er returning to Pembroke
Fiercely gentle, my lover fears no foes,
Any who cross her, are swiftly run aground,
But those whom she loves, r...