Sunday, April 25, 2010

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Unthinkable Skies launch

Unthinkable Skies my poetry chapbook will be launched 6.30pm, Wednesday 12 May at Water of Leith Conservation Trust Visitor Centre, Slateford Road, Edinburgh. There will be refreshments and music!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Fragile Beauty

Out of the crowd she appears
bright with her smile and her colours,
perfume in clouds, bells on her wrists,
beauty and youth on her side.

She’s glowing happy with friends,
hands holding hands and sparkling eyes,
comfort in closeness and conversation,
laughter and love all around.

She lifts her hand to long auburn hair,
the sleeve falling back to reveal
ugly red weals, scars of self-harm
across her wrists and her arm.

Previously published in Envoi