I returned to poetry in 2010 after decades away from it. Since then my poems have appeared in many magazines and have won competitions. A selection of them appear on this site.
unwinds as if attempting to enact
the characters emblazoned on its back
in strokes of black.
warning of its existence with a hiss,
voices its very shape, the thing it is,
the long, thin S.
maintains a line around it I daren’t cross,
for fear, from hollow fangs in gaping jaws,
of pain, or worse.
of any meanings I invest it with,
entwines itself among tough stems of heath,
there but to live.