Excerpt from the poem St Annes On The Sands (pub. by Fly on the Wall)

I am really pleased to share a small excerpt from this poem, which is in the Summer Edition (Issue Three) of Fly On The Wall,  aptly titled ‘The Weird and Wonderful.’ With thanks to editor, Isabelle Kenyon. Please consider buying a copy of this beautiful journal, produced by a Press with a conscience, and very reasonably priced – with contributors generously receiving royalties. Please click on http://www.flyonthewallpoetry.co.uk for more information.


“It’s that time again, says the nurse.
I shouldn’t be here, really.
They have strange uniforms,
and the details are all wrong.
There is no mirror but
I apply a mottled coral lipstick
and head down to the beach