Thursday, 5 April 2018

A poem by Reuben Woolley

removals & other pantechnicons

i’ll leave this page

he said

elsewhere there is sky
& skin
  all clear

tell me
the hard stories
the steel rain
i don’t know

these wounded children
show him

a dust of tears / a yellow storm
i gather

  the walls
come rising
come falling
& flags don’t warm
this frozen ground

Reuben Woolley has been published in Tears in the Fence, The Lighthouse Literary Journal, The Interpreter's House and Ink Sweat and Tears among others. Published Books: the king is dead, 2014, Oneiros Books; dying notes, 2015, Erbacce Press; a short collection on the refugee crisis, skins, 2016, Hesterglock Press; broken stories, 2017, 20/20 Vision Media Publishing. Forthcoming, some time we are heroes, The Corrupt Press.  Runner-up: Overton Poetry Pamphlet competition and the Erbacce Prize, both in 2015. Editor of the online poetry magazines, I am not a silent poet and The Curly Mind.