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2015 MELITA HUME POETRY PRIZE SHORTLIST FOCUS: ELIZABETH PARKER


Elizabeth Parker has a BA in English and Creative Writing from Warwick University and an MA in Mythology from Bristol. She taught secondary English for eight years and is now a private tutor. She has had a poem published in Magma 59 and was shortlisted for last year's Bridport Poetry Prize. 

SHORTLISTED FOR LAST YEAR'S BRIDPORT PRIZE

ONE SUNDAY
 
we write inside the shadow of a tree
a flea of light waits on your knuckle
I pass you a fresh cartridge

and you squeeze the plastic tube

until a black bead swells from the nib

we barely speak, you sneezing

throat flecked with pollen

my eyes sneaking onto your page

into thickets of ink.


poem copyright the author 2015

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