Over and over weighing the plus the minus the
imperative to continue, an old sun but new this
morning in the chilly air.
Trading fact and fiction of hope.
Of sense of possibility adroit in casting
history aside and turning from habit to
catch a warming ray.
Pressing on to demonstrate the point the
thread the cycle standing still beneath an
ageing growing star. As cold to hot to cold the
questions circle through the mind and out to
chance another fresh beginning.
behind car cold metal
slam jump shout
oi you bloody kids
normal don’t look
normal don’t run
front door nearer further
open shut –
Copyright © Steph Power, 2015.
Steph Power is a London-born writer and composer who has lived in Wales for 26 years. Her articles, reviews and interviews have been published in a wide range of journals, and she is an editor of the Wales Arts Review, as well as being an opera and classical music critic for The Independent. Her poetry has been published in Poetry Wales and Ink, Sweat and Tears among others, and performers of her music have included PM Music Ensemble, the Bridge Duo and renowned pianist Llŷr Williams.