Skin Snagged by Paul Brookes

in the door

between sinew and spirit,
trapped between fires,
and lowtide on the turn,
a scramble to pull

loose of the heavy chain
of the jamb
or be drowned in blood,
adrift in the spiritflicker,
burned in the wash.

paul-brookes
Paul Brookes was poetry performer with “Rats for Love” and his work included in “Rats for Love: The Book”, Bristol Broadsides, 1990. His first chapbook was “The Fabulous Invention Of Barnsley”, Dearne Community Arts, 1993. He has read his work on BBC Radio Bristol and had a creative writing workshop for sixth formers broadcast on BBC Radio Five Live.
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