Listen to Syble Heffernan read “Night Terrors” and “Other Side of the Glass.”
Ask me how I’m sleeping
I’ll need a canvas and black ink.
I’ll scrawl briars of shadow and
fists. This is what wakes me in
the night, knocking on the walls
of my skull;
entering me with no invitation;
beehives for heads;
streams of nectar down their necks
deception.… Read more “Poetry by Syble Heffernan”
Listen to Miriam Culy read her poems.
Red crosses sit on most of the chairs,
in a waiting room where no one else is
waiting. I sanitise my pre-washed hands,
nervously, before you call me through:
come in / sit down / how can I help you?
I can sense that you are smiling at me:
though I can’t peer through your mask,
I can see it in your friendly blue eyes,
the only facial feature not hidden /
covered / protected by PPE.… Read more “Poetry by Miriam Culy”
Listen to Marianne Peel read “Quarantine Day 15.”
When my mind won’t settle in for the night
we play this game:
Tell me three good things,
I implore my lover.
I took a good shower, he tells me.
And then silence.
I didn’t have a meltdown today, I tell him.… Read more ““Quarantine Day 15” by Marianne Peel”