TO MY BODY - SOME OF YOU HAS HAD MORE LIGHT
A gathering of earthy deposits
I would sit here
among your many river-stone selves
watching your personal shift
of cartilage on granite on moss.
I know now the worn unlovedness of you
the tearstruck slick of you
how the quartz in your heart glitters and scars.
I touch the perfection of your unholy edges
capture how your mind has cauterised
’til you spill to the spaces between.
I lift up through the compressed weight of you
I fall into cave-dark love with you.
Leonie Charlton is a writer of poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction. She lives in Argyll in Scotland. Her first book, ‘Marram’, a travel memoir, will be published by Sandstone Press in March 2020.
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