The Ofi Press Magazine

International Poetry and Fiction from Mexico City

Gillian Prew: 1 Poem Published

Poem by Gillian Prew (UK)

Published in The Ofi Press issue 44

 

 Nettle

 

In her green stinging dress

she pulls light from air.

           

Her no-mind/her body blossoms –

   she buries her deaf roots

      listening for water’s ghost.

           

      O shower!

Dog-piss and dust/all the world’s weeping

      returning home.

 

Burn-weed,

      she breathes

with all her threads inside her.


 

About the Poet

Born Stirling, Scotland in 1966, Gillian Prew studied Philosophy at the University of Glasgow from 1984 to 1988. Her chapbook, Disconnections,  can be purchased from erbacce-press (2011) and another chapbook, In the Broken Things, published by Virgogray Press (2011). Her collection, Throats Full of Graveshas been published in 2013 by Lapwing Publications. Her latest collection, A Wound’s Sound, was released from Oneiros Books in April 2014. Her website is https://gprew.wordpress.com/

Image: "Nettle" by Mark Skipper.