Pond Life by Jean Gillespie (Lucent Dreaming Issue 9)

A body
belly-up
floats –
pale yellow slick
gilt edged against
black waters

limbs bob
fan out unfold
a birthday suit
stretched naked

somewhere
between
sadness
and disgust

unsprung
it tickles
edges of
before
and after

a wave
of wind
curls
dreaming
ignores it

ruffles
past
an infinity
of hedges
the slimy thing
too silly

to bother
with its
lack of elegance
an ironic prince
to your pirouettes

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Lucent Dreaming is an independent creative writing magazine publishing beautiful, imaginative and surreal short stories, poetry and artwork from emerging authors and artists worldwide. Subscribe to Lucent Dreaming now, support us on Patreon and follow us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram

Jean lives with her husband near Edinburgh where she graduated in Painting & Drawing from Edinburgh College of Art. She now works at Sea Loft Studios in Fife as a visual artist and poet. Currently Jean is looking forward to having a solo exhibition in Kyoto Japan in 2021.
@jeanbirdchina05

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