Postcard

 

… or under these pine trees

planted to the shape

 

of a bear, acres of brown bear

bear fur like needles

 

as though beauty

were a bundle of bones

 

to be rearranged

and blown through

 

to stand up now

on its newborn strength

 

and walk towards

us both, the past reiterated

 

and shed in fur

candles of fur growing

 

in fibonacci shoots

the birds harmonised

 

against the bear trees’ growl

a golden ratio

 

of present tense, to be now

and nowhere else …


 


 


[Angelina D’Roza lives in Sheffield. Her second collection from Longbarrow Press, The Blue Hour, is due to be released this February.]

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