(Pocket Poetry)
by Emma Overton


The smell of wood smoke,

Spiralling up to that

slice of space 

seen from between 

the sentinel houses.

Her belly, dark blue 

and pregnant with promise.

The moon is absent,

The sky the fuller for it

Eyes drawn to intricacies

Of stretch mark clouds

and stars, like piercings,

littering the 

soft wide gloom.

We sit around the fire,

Words flow and ebb and die.

We watch her as she glides

The buzz of cola on our tongues

and I wonder, if others,

under her indifferent guard,

are gazing up at her beauty


Copyright © 2022 – Emma Overton. All rights reserved.

About the Author

It is with reluctance Emma Overton accepts she lives in the ‘real world’ (the lack of mermaids and werewolves found in nature has long been a sore point). She has settled on writing fantasy worlds to make up for this disappointing dearth. She has so far published Failing Baili on Amazon and hopes to add other adventures in the future.

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