2015 MELITA HUME POETRY PRIZE SHORTLIST FOCUS: LEANNE BRIDGEWATER
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She started performing with Birmingham Youth Poets at 15. At 17, she became a Foyle young poet. She graduated from an MA at 23. This poem is from her short-listed collection.
They call it the populative cycle
rooster's rival, banana sket
don't get eating too many biscuits.
Too many voices inside the shed
- want to make out and break out -
input lipstick on a garden hoe,
- make eyes at a gnome,
if ever they know
we are watching.
The sun is on its face.
poem copyright the poet, 2015.