Accoutrements by Camellia Stafford

Updated: Mar 5


Loss not yet happened

Avoidable loss


puff myself up in fur


Loss done to death

Loss of safety


dust my knuckles in solitaires


Loss so long anticipated

Life-changing loss


my body in pastels


Loss that cannot be revoked

Be known until it is


no tears but glass


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Camellia Stafford lives in the Midlands and works in museum education. Her poems have appeared in Poetry Review, several Emma Press anthologies and Salt's Best British Poetry 2013. Her first poetry collections 'Letters to the Sky' was published in 2013 by Salt.