Another poem of mine, “What The Bees Know”, is featured in issue 3 of The Ginger Collect. Have a read, along with other wonderful stories and poems!
I’m pleased to announce that a poem of mine entitled “Second Child” is included in issue 3 of The Ginger Collect. Read it here: https://thegingercollect.com/issue-three-the-ginger-collect/issue-three-poetry/secondchild/
You have an odd way of requiring “sir”.
Respect ground out of hurt, your status unearned.
A tremble of doubt, a flame to snuff out
a light like a feather, she’s hushed—all the better.
She’ll beg and she’ll bruise
The chamber you use
to hide all your faults
Your money: her vault.
Kissing your left foot
I hear the chatter of apes
It pains me to see you windowed
they can watch–you
from the safety of their winter air.
Your innards are deadprecious and I wanted:
street lives of perfect strangers
run about at all times-I wanted
to know the arches of your feet as you do mine
and the archive of your shame.