Home #Blue Nib Issues Issue 42 | July 2020 | Poetry by Jennifer Compton

Poetry by Jennifer Compton

The photographer’s shadow – Olive Cotton (1935)
The moment of taking
is the moment she takes.
He is laid out on the sand.
He basks in her shadow
under a monochrome sun..
The triangles of her elbows
are little apertures.>
He almost clasps her breasts.
His upside-down glance
is telling.>
He almost clasps his head.
He (almost) is an (almost)
headless torso. >
Between the wars the shadow falls.
Falls the shadow, as it falls.
And then, the parade of young...


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