this year has healed over
smooth and new almost
the same shape as before and
we will be fine if we don’t think
about all those fingers gone missing
surely due to emerge
mushroom caps the end
of something bright against clay
or where the hedge
gives way to sky abruptly
among shattered hazel
Rowan Lyster is a poet and arts administrator from Herefordshire, based in Bristol.
Her poems have recently appeared in publications including PERVERSE, Poetry
Wales, SPOONFEED, Tentacular, The Rialto and The Scores, and her Legitimate Snack is
coming soon from Broken Sleep Books. She can be found online @RowanLyster.