Poem from phone scraps

Like most modern poets I type stuff into the texts in my phone (I don’t have a fancy phone I can’t work them) and I have finally got around to finding some of it and while waiting for a friend last night I got two text scraps I wrote on the Isle of Arran and five drafts later produced this:

 

Gravity and the rain 
Are heavier in our leaving

I will carry with me
The winking of Gatsby’s lighthouse

And the way lone lights drill 
Into the rippling of the bay

Hinting of debris: that smoothed
Pot shard on my window sill

Discarded by incautious sailors
And those blinded by sudden weather

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The Stirred quad is formed of Rebecca Audra Smith, Anna Percy, Jasmine Chatfield and Lenni Sanders.
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2 Responses to Poem from phone scraps

  1. I really, really loved this. The last line is kind of surprising, in the most brilliant way.

  2. Pingback: Poem: Lost and Found | beccaaudra

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