Clarissa Aykroyd 69

Clarissa Aykroyd



i.m. Paul Celan 

I never go
as far as Pont Mirabeau —
there’s enough to occupy me
in the cutthroat grass
of the parks, the green wine
of the river, the twinge
of the impossible bone spur on my heart.

Clarissa Aykroyd grew up in Victoria, Canada and now lives in London, England. Her work has appeared in publications including The Island ReviewLighthouse, The Missing Slate and Strange Horizons, among others. She has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and is the author of a blog about poetry and poets,