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Watching myself through a telescope

Judy Darley


versions of myself

tread mouselike in snow,

lose themselves

in puddles.

All I recognize

is my hair,

unruly spirals

paint the sky.

Below, I dig holes

to trap myself inside,

hold myself safe.

Judy Darley is a writer from Bristol, UK. She is the author of fiction collections The Stairs are a Snowcapped Mountain (Reflex Press), Sky Light Rain (Valley Press) and Remember Me to the Bees (Tangent Books). Find Judy at;

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