Home #Blue Nib Issues Issue 40 | December 2019 | The Clockwork Box – Featured Poet Anthony Lawrence

The Clockwork Box – Featured Poet Anthony Lawrence

Archery

When the last ashes of my marriage had blown away I joined an archery club. I wasn't ready for the intimacy of dating scenes like Asian cuisine or digital photography. I liked the singular nature of target, bow, drawstring, arrow. Six months in I entered a competition. I loved taming my pulse with stopped breath, standing side-on, balanced between repose and equipoise, dispatching pointed lengths of light. I won a trophy and was invited to dinner. I laughed with my bod...

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