Twist of the globe

Bones, joints, every small part feels green turn to gold.

Muscles, skin, blood, inside liquid knows about change,

the shivering mechanism of you.

Preparation for the cold under-land, the phlegm,

the last rose of this year, fading pink of penstemon.

Each one of us in a northern hemisphere gathers in

a bit of fire from the copper beeches leaves, the

last stand outside the window. All they need is another

hurricane, gale, row between sisters, something

other than steadiness and we will see those barren

gardens and hills once more in December, a year

where nonsense and suffering have built a wall

between hearts and figs, tiny feet and hands.2014_04261MACAPPLE0017-Edit-2

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: pennysharman.co.uk Penny’s second collection is to be published in 2020/2021 by Knives Forks & Spoons Press.

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