Issue Nine:
blindfolded minds

By Rachel Hawkins

blindfolded minds
perfect containers for us to float
on a sea of stories

encoded memories leap
like glistening fish
silver blades
reopening the dark waters

a door in the sky
oiled and opening
expands before

an unconscious blink
disrupts the story
it closes behind
the monster’s tail

and again
there’s only sea


About the Contributor

Rachel is a Bristol-based counsellor and occasional writer. She runs writing for well-being workshops and is currently studying for an MSc in Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes. She primarily writes for herself: as a way to express and explore emotions; relieve boredom; and cope with climate change. In 2018, she was highly commended in the Away from the Western Front Creative Writing Competition and Runner Up in The Divine Chocolate Poetry Competition. www.key-life.org/ @RachelHawkins14


Losslit canon

The Five People You Meet in Heaven - Mitch Albom

I chose it because it spoke to me about the meaning we try to make of our existence in the face of the unknown, about the legacies that ordinary people leave behind them and how all of our lives matter in ways we might never know.

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