Confines (poem/repost)

Confines

today I’m at South Brighton

walking along the foaming sand

watching the escalator

waves roll in

mechanically

I’m holding my camera tightly

as if you were contained

within its body

& you are

earlier

we were in the garden

& I was storing images

your rare smiles

frozen

for a single

microsecond

the flurry of movement

indelible

later

all I have is

a dozen blurred pictures

of your embarrassed

shy smiles

trying to escape

the lens

Joanne Fisher

This was first posted on my blog in January 2018. The poem was originally published in Glottis.

Tomorrow morning I finally move into my new flat. I’m feeling a bit nervous about it all, and I’m hoping it all goes okay. I’m also rapidly running out of funds…

Please donate! 🙂

©️2020 Joanne Fisher

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