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


About Quad

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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