A Child’s Verse by Katerina Neocleous

Remember how we once befriended you
as you stretched out a baby’s eager hand;
how we consoled you in your solitude
and gave you sweeter refuge than those
living can - your heart unfurling like

a woodland fern in our calm company.
We shared our lullabies till you could lift
life’s bloodied wine glass, then you left.
Patiently we wait for you here, in the park
and graveyard - where dawn impounds us.


Katerina Neocleous has been published in various poetry journals, most recently in Obsessed With Pipework, and Algebra Of Owls. For more of her work, please visit:

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