An old favourite of mine.
Between the three of us, my friend Jac, my boyfriend and I occasionally set each other a challenge. Similar to “Three” the theme for this piece, picked almost at random, was “Monster”. We had a fortnight to write our own pieces, any format, any tone, any voice. It was interesting to see how our ideas all differed. I really recommend finding some like-minded friends / victims and trying this out.
Hello, my love.
It has been difficult, to find any books about you
Under Dewey Decimal 133.1,
Or thereabouts. I couldn’t find you,
Until at last, through mist, I wandered wider;
Wherever had you gone?
Although I looked around me in the woods
I had to listen, for your whereabouts.
Scratching, scratching at my back
With every hug.
The creak on a stair,
The crackle of your hair.
The bumps in the night.
In the absence…
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