Fall/Winter 2016

Catherine Ayres


Just before waking there’s a taper of light 
My kitchen is a nest of bleeps and wide mouths
Swallows fall from my eyes 
The sink gags
I clear the morning but my calves are spattered
Today the sun ripened raindrops on the window
and when I tilted my head they filled the tree
At night I leaf through wide skies and hospital wards 
I sleep with myself. We don’t touch.


Catherine Ayres is a teacher from Northumberland. Her first collection, 'Amazon', is now available from Indigo Dreams Publishing.



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