Couldn’t stop the finger tapping

Now you see it, now you don’t   

this charcoal reality    

how the human eye captures a scene   

a flash bulb illumination    

could be a guy on a bike

could be lamplight in 

Morecambe Bay

the illusion is grande

it could be heaven

when I saw the fog coming in 

I knew

there was no vision left


the row offshore

we four landlubbers

daggers drawn to throats

no turn of tides able to wash

these tears away

SOS. SOS. Save us all.

Author: pennysharman

Penny is a qualified Complimentary Therapist with over 20 years experience. She is also a counselor, a healer and an awesome cook! Penny is a photographer and artist, but her focus for over 15 years has been writing poetry. Penny has an MA for Creative writing from Edge Hill University. She has had over 100 poems published in magazines such as The Interpreter’s House, Obsessed with Pipework, Strix, The North, Ink Sweat & Tears and Beautiful Dragons Anthologies. Penny’s pamphlet Fair Ground 2019 published by Yaffle Press and her first Collection Swim With Me In Deep Water 2019 published by Cerasus Poetry are available to buy from her website: Penny’s second collection is to be published in 2020/2021 by Knives Forks & Spoons Press.

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