Julie Mellor 72

Julie Mellor


of course I do not mean to tell you it all

their early grey and chestnut undisturbed

or swelled out with wings

their thoughtlessness silver-washed

and put away carefully in the bottom drawer

one sweet foot of air ending a blunt spot

where their skin splits into legs

Julie Mellor holds a PhD from Sheffield Hallam University. Her poems have appeared in various magazines and her pamphlets, Breathing Through Our Bones (2012) and Out of the Weather (2017) are published by Smith/Doorstop. She blogs at http://juliemellorpoetsite.wordpress.com