Of Illness and Longing

Of Illness and Longing

SD Brown

Peppered sunlight falls and settles
like blown mist.
The sticky air seeps through cocked and cracked
windows catches, glaring fierce in flakes and
moments; swarming heat.
Through Amos drops of illness and longing,
heavy and bleak draw nails and
tears, holding words rolled loosely in the
palm of a hand, clipping the clutch of such
tears on to the bend of a knuckle; the book
falls silent while he threads the phrase,
like a stitch into patchwork, to unravel
in a quiet space between illness and longing.


S.D.Brown is a writer of short fiction and poetry from the UK whose work has previously been published in The New Writer amongst others.

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