Tag Archives: Alison Lock

Daybreak in the valley

Clouds shilly             over small fry                         a shoal of fish                                     a mackerel sky. A river meanders             an oxbow lake                         distending                                     fields agape. Mist suspended             shadow of swift                         in shallow pools                                     minnows drift. In a heron’s eye             silver fish stilled                         a hypnotiser’s … Continue reading

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I am the Lion in the story

The padmarks on the tiles lead to a door with a window of gauze. I gaze at my feet – all rough, hairy, the grass of the savannah between my toes. As I shake my head I hear the heat … Continue reading

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Sleepless

Rattling at my roof, jangling until a slate loosens, breaking a mirror, shattering a flash, between window and frame. I am lucid, held tight as shards of light disperse the shadows of a lynx. Turning from wall to wall, my … Continue reading

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The woman who captured a planet

It was the time of the Wolf Moon when the planet of winter appeared. On the hill, every night she pressed her eye to the cylinder, waiting          ​   for the magnification.          ​            ​   ‘Proving it, is impossible,’ he said, but he did not … Continue reading

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