Island Nation

 

I stood there and watched

the scowling coast

as rocks became

as liver spots

and waves passed

generations;

grey England’s changing

faces: foam and roar

erased

and formed

new morning’s

golden desolate shore.

 

 

 

 

Embrace

 

We came together and lay

facing face

a combining hug:

Embraced.

our hips touched

our hips

our thighs rested

on thighs

in calm

clammy confines

of drunken night;

our bodies lay

together entwined.

 

 

 

 

 

Ben Williams, 28, lives in Kirkby in Ashfield. Writes poetry and prose.

He is part of Hi-Vis Press.

author photograph by Sophie Pitchford

featured photography by badpoem

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