Reblogged for Flashback Friday

I.

It’s hot. Like record-breaking hot. I want to chill my skin across cold marble. Like shortcrust pastry needs. Or submerge myself into a wave, into the sequinned imagination of a mermaid. Like a cold water fish. Like a big old lazy cod. I want to hibernate in a green grassy mirage before I falter and fall like a scar.

blue as the sky
too vague around the edges
a scarlet swelter

II.

A Gelatinous Glisten

It’s hot. Vague
around the edges hot.
Record-breaking.
A scarlet swelter.
I want to chill my skin
on cold marble. Like
shortcrust pastry needs. Or
submerge myself in a wave, or

into the sequinned imagination
of a carp.
A cold water fish. Like
a big old lazy cod.
I want to hibernate
in a green grassy mirage,
before I falter and
fall like a scar

Reblogged for Fandango’s Flashback Friday. This poem (as two versions) was posted 3-years ago today. 

8 responses to “Reblogged for Flashback Friday”

  1. I love both versions Misky, although the first one sucked me in better. My favourite line in both was,’like a big old lazy cod.’ Simple English, no pretentious words, but it does exactly what it says on the tin. 🙂

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