Silver clouds, blue and white checks by Diana Story (Lucent Dreaming Issue 8)

For a day or so
under grey weighted skies
we danced outside
to the glimmer of heavenly rays

We sat at a table
draped with blue and white checks
It was clean but suited neither of us
but to hint at measured wear

You with your mossy eyes and lazy grin
I have so much to tell you
Green grass splayed against your bare legs
and the soft, sweet breath of the wind

Your face is static and unchanging
and on careful examination
I find myself questioning
precisely which universe
are we seated within?

Diana Story is an emerging poet, visual artist and arts and cultural worker. Born and raised in Melbourne, Australia, she studied Fine Art at RMIT University. She moved to Europe in 2018 and has since worked in the Netherlands, United Kingdom and Poland.
Her written work has been published by North West Words, Voices of Youth (UNICEF) and Spring Festival Utrecht.
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