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|
a flea of light waits on your knuckleI 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