Letting go and calling in


From the outside

looking in

from the terrace

the purple brick wall

the glass window

the neon pink life

all those fine lines

crevices where

cement filler


dead grits

find a way in

even the solitary

plastic bottle

a fluorescent green

liquid existence.

From the inside

looking out

trees are budding

horse chestnuts

outside the gallery

grass is waiting

to green again

time ticks loud

on town hall clocks

but inside

looking out

we are captured

in an image

at the stroke of



loud happiness

across the valley

will tell us all

last year has gone

and all we have

in our eyes

is something new

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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