what was written by Bill Sutton


i wrote

he choked like the pebbles in the rivers throat

and

his tears sound like the rings of saturn falling


i wrote

i wonder when they’ll find me


i wrote

something about the weather

and

rain drops on bus windows

and

the smell of rusholme in the summer


i wrote

something

something

something about the shape of yew trees


i wrote

home

and

stopped for a while


i wrote

you are the river that flows through me

and

you hold an ocean in your open mouth


i wrote

you are the mountain

and

i love you

and

i still love you


i wrote

sand

and

washed up on your shores


i wrote

he smoked cigarettes

and

drank lager


i wrote

he built an instrument from wood

and

sculpted clay


i wrote

her poetry

and

she wrote mine


i wrote

reflections of reflections on water

and

the positions of the sun


i wrote

the eastern hills turn blue at dusk


i wrote

silence

and

listened to the hum


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Bill Sutton is from the Lake District, Cumbria and is currently based in Manchester.

He is a multi-media artist who works in film, music and poetry.

His poetry contains themes of nature and mental health, often together.