Lockdown writing: ten things about The Poem.
1. When you open the door of The Poem, anything
can walk in. But look closer, inside and outside are
now one. What about these faces, are they arriving or
leaving? Where do you think you are standing? 2. Don’t
write about love. Love, like a story, demands an ending.
Everything searches for purpose and meaning. The Poem
will end the minute it has had enough. When there is
nothing more to say. 3. When a small word falls and rolls
under the table, under the bed, under a star or disappears
under the sky, make yourself even smaller and follow it.
what did you say –
that this damp twilight
now rhymes with darkness and dawn
Curfew: Day 43