Well folks... I’ve done it! A poem a day, for thirty days... hurrah :) Gosh, what an endeavour but its been great fun doing this bit of fundraising for Haiti. I raised £100 from a single sponsor who inspired the project. But, of course... all your support in reading and commenting has equally supported me in this journey. So, thank you all... so very much! Btw, the money raised will go to Haiti via Action Aid (a charity that I remain committed to - as I sponsor a child in Lesotho through them, and I have done a 10K for them too, in the past). Well, just to let you know that this isn’t the end of the story... as some of the poems that were conceived during this process will be reworked for my MA portfolio in due course. That's all for now...
His photograph hung
for a year at the Urbis
locked in a dark frame
matching thick Latin brow.
Long delicate lashes
tickling time squeezed
into air-tight jam jar. His breath,
damp and dangerous;
his sting far-reaching, untapped
wet bite slides on slippery angles
of glass separating us. Every
day for a year I visited Banana
spider in his rectangular mount,
thinking I was safe from his fount.