image © 2003 nick lown.
I've just had an email from John Marks whose collection Lifting the Veil I published some years ago.
He hoped I might find a place for this. Now, whilst I don't usually consider submissions any longer, in this case I'm prepared to make an exception and use it here.
SINGULARITIES PART II
Near is very far
there's a vastness that appals
of the christie this monday morning
meeting emile, yes, named after Jean Jacque's eponymous hero,
as if I didn't know,
married at the weekend, it has spread,
we fear we'll soon be dead.
his carribean lilt
echoes in my head.
we smile and laugh and joke with the nurses
as they try searching for a vein
what else can you do
blues the colour of blue?