The Open Drawer by Alice Willington (Lucent Dreaming Issue 8)

the sky is inside
a dark bright blue

edged gold and red
curiously still

lifted out
the dawn shivers

clouds appear
red printed roses

mist stretches across fields
my hands are cold

caught in the hedgerows
hemming the dress

Alice Willington won second prize in the 2009 Ledbury Poetry Competition and in 2012 was included in Lung Jazz, an anthology of British poets under forty. Her poems have appeared in Magma, Under the Radar, The Harlequin, Horizon Review, New Linear Perspectives, Molossus, and Avocado. Her pamphlet Long After Lights Out was published by Eyewear in November 2015. She was brought up in Perthshire and now lives in Oxford.
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