Green Curtains by Russell Jones

you were our problem child, uneven, always ajar, snot-green
at night, lime skinned when the light shone through you,
your loops almost transparent until
the summer of endless irritations

we never discovered whether it was the rail
or the hoops that bound you, we never climbed
the ladder despite years of talking it through, never fixed
the tattered ends, pulled you down, or considered an alternative

Russell Jones
Russell Jones is an Edinburgh-based writer and editor. He has published four collections of poetry, and has edited two writing anthologies. He is deputy editor of “Shoreline of Infinity”, a science fiction magazine. Russell also writes stories for Disney and YA novels. He has a PhD in Creative Writing.


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