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Margot Myers


After ‘Presentiment’, a painting by David Inshaw

Across the lawn
sun shooting its diagonals
I watch the mad cedar

tongue scat-
tered song crotched
in the sour

Obelisk knobs and spiral
wired ilex box the blundering yew. Deep skirts.
They took their knives.

Margot Myers lives in Oxford. She has been placed or commended in several competitions including Havant, Winchester, Bridport Flash Fiction and Cinnamon, and has poems published in The Interpreter's House, Under the Radar, Poetry News, and in four Emma Press anthologies.