The Wake – Hannah Brockbank

The Wake

A life time from now, I’ll still remember
how we steadied ourselves in the wake
of her worn body. How we tied apron strings
around each other’s waists, stacked teacups high
and told them not to topple over,
as if that could be the final thing to break us.

 

Hannah Brockbank is published in a variety of journals, magazines and anthologies including: When Women Waken journal, The London MagazineEnvoi, and Raving Beauties (ed.) Hallelujah for 50ft Women anthology. Her debut pamphlet, Bloodlines is published by Indigo Dreams Publishing.
www.hannahbrockbank.com
@hannahbrockbank

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Growth – Hannah Brockbank

Growth

This is how a shell grows
I say,
holding the pink scallop
and running a finger
over its ribbed top.
Every wrinkle
a year’s growth,
spreading and fattening,

traces of its former self
found in dark scars,
blotches and cracks
at crenulated ends.
Look how the swelling tide
has eroded its shape.
This is how I’ve grown,
I think.

 

Hannah Brockbank is published in a variety of journals, magazines and anthologies including: When Women Waken journal, The London MagazineEnvoi, and Raving Beauties (ed.) Hallelujah for 50ft Women anthology. Her debut pamphlet, Bloodlines is published by Indigo Dreams Publishing.

www.hannahbrockbank.com

@hannahbrockbank

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