THERE IS A SECRET SHORTLY AFTER THIS ONE
I am a feint-lined notebook
the rain has the right handwriting.
Take me outside and lay me
on the grass
so that I may dampen your expectations.
In the night stars grow fierce
the sun can dry me boat-shaped.
How might you smooth me and tell secrets
your wretched, mystical hands?
Cathy is a poet and mixed media artist born in London. She studied English and Art at university to the postgraduate level, was awarded an Eric Gregory Award from the Society of Authors UK in 1996, and has had poems published in a variety of journals, anthologies, and books. She is currently working on an extended sequence of prose-poems titled ‘Violet Goodenough.’
You can read more of her work at neveringpoetry.blogspot.com