not here / thoroughly by Reuben Woolley

they want to take us

take us

squirming

 

……………….call

time                 here

 

………halfway

where the water

………………..never ends

 

nor erring now                        eyes

on careful

………………..steps

 

i’m absent

in my loneliness

 

will be a short             year

riding              fast

through all the slick abuse

 

after all

we came to this

 

in daylight

 

……………………………………stepping

in our own air

 

………………….breathing

 

From my book, skins, published by Hesterglock Press. All the profits from this book go to CalAid, an organisation working with the refugees in Calais.  https://hesterglockpress.wordpress.com/reuben-woolley-skins/

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