Mudlark No. 62 (2017)

Fragment of Spine & Eye

Let me swim down the lightless 
sea. The bones swim easily, 
they veer & twist.

Or let me make my way far back in a cave
where the only sound is the small slide
of water down the spine of rock, 
my spine the only light, faint glow
inside the black.

If you start to wonder how I see
without my old eyes, remember all the times
the beloved comes to you 
without being there.

Lynne Knight | First Person Singular
Contents | Mudlark No. 62 (2017)