Portrait of John and Yoko

Catriona Yule


They say it
never leaves you:
the consuming chasm
that yearns for love.

There you are,
curled up like a foetus,
like to a mother,
but not your mother.

Knees to belly
as close as they'll go,
though I'd swear
you're really inside her.


Published in Northwords Now Issue 4, 2006
(Northwords Now)
and in Shedding Skin, 2007
(Koo Press)

Northwords Now 4 Shedding Skin

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