are you the words of your story. gertrude invited
painters & alice b toklas talked just to their wives.
do you feel bad, summer, turning lives on paper.
only you can do something about it. s’your book.
will you have some ideas & will you feel them.
cloud formations make you cry, so maybe. you
traipse the paths & shape your hands like leaves.
you feel it wrong. they say history, full of anger.
who’s got your story, summer. quick take it back.
gertrude stein, basket & alice b. toklas
I write poetry, reviews and creative nonfiction, with work in various journals, newspapers and anthologies. I performed at Theaster Gates' SANCTUM project (2015). I co-convened the Bristol & Bath Festival of Nature Poetry Trail 2016. I was chosen by Luke Kennard for Eyewear Publishing as a Best New British & Irish Poet 2017.