house of men

one sleeps under cobwebs
one drinks gall
one wastes away to voicelessness

one longs for deliverance
one hopes for the spider
one remembers singing

one dreams of trains
one of rope
one of a revolver

Pippa Little was born in Tanzania and now lives in North East England, where she is a Royal Literary Fellow at Newcastle University. Her work has been published in print and online across the world and she has two collections, Overwintering from Carcanet, 2012, and Twist from Arc, 2017.

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