Lengths by Kate Evans (Lucent Dreaming Issue 13)

There is so much that wishes to go about unseen.
Lilac diffusion beyond the dilating window.
Everyone driving home in traffic eating privately.
Someone holds a sandwich after falling apart. Pauses.
Turns it. Turns it again. Yesterday’s grief was adjacent
to oak. Witnessed from above and chewing the trunk.
This morning the sun rose in my secret sheets shouting now, now!
There’s no time, now! I felt myself in the hot presence
of yellow intrusion. Ate standing. Swam at the eyes of the pool.

Kate Evans is a poet living on a boat in London. She has a Masters from Royal Holloway and works part-time as a researcher in mental health. She is on the way to her first collection.

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