Six walls replace three of scenery.
On the sides, slowly moving faces
sucking at the glass.
They put a colourful ruin in the centre
so they can watch me explore in and out,
questions and answers.
Every so often they add more
complications to avoid –
a plant, a diver, a treasure chest.
Each week while I’m out
of the way they clean, and
I forget everything.
About the Contributor
Tim Love’s publications are a poetry pamphlet Moving Parts
(HappenStance) and a story collection By all means (Nine Arches Press).
He lives in Cambridge, UK. His poetry and prose have appeared in Stand,
Rialto, Magma, Unthology, etc.
The Sing Of The Shore - Lucy Wood
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- Tracks of Life and Death by Liz Kohn
- A short course of treatment by Tim Love
- Heating disorder by Myriam Frey
- Heirlooms by Rosie Garland
- Mourning by Katherine McMahon
- The Ghost of my Mother is waiting for me in Arrivals by Claire Collison
- Pakistan Zindabad, from Abroad by Hana Riaz
- Adopt a vortex by Han Smith
- Sea Sickness by Eloise Unerman
- British Street Music by Tamim Sadikali
- Pomegranate by Caroline Gonda