once fluid movements are hindered by corrosion


The city of night is upwards,

An everlasting depth of permeable noir.

Flecks of silver dust suspended,

Tossed aloft, shattered crystal winks,

Spilt glitter spoonfuls embedded in drape,

Ebony down draped in sun tears,

Moon lustre on ocean turmoil

below, a spark ignites; the timer begins.

The first small sunrise.

A coloured gift. Treasure.

frames emanate radiance.

the peck; a patch on entirety.

the glow, a paper-thin membrane.

maternal crinkled crevices.



Annie Stevenson
Yr 12, St Andrew’s College