The Ofi Press Magazine

International Poetry and Fiction from Mexico City

Rachel Wood: 1 Poem Published

Poem by Rachel Wood (UK)

Published in The Ofi Press issue 41

Poem selected by Georgina Mexía-Amador for the Ofi Press/ YPN collaboration competition

 

Image: "Yuk Rain!" by Avidly Abide.

 

 

 

 

DEAR DIARY

 

Ridiculous hail storm!!
The clouds gathered their boredom
and timed it just right,
we were caught between the clap of 

 

                                OUR NOISY HEARTS

 

earth and sky’s palms.
My umbrella heard everything
and folded it up for later:
did you see what she was wearing
at Ellie’s last night she was

 

                                COVERED IN THUNDER

 

totally utterly asking for it
brown eyes literally beseeching
I mean did you hear how
noisy her heart was?
Loud as virgin snow,
and all the way there I'm thinking
of the clattering pens fixed on
capturing the glittery first drift,


there are fifty words for that
unspeakable whiteness
and it’s still not quite pinpointed,
our poets rashly enamoured with
winter’s unravish'd bride of quietness,
I mean who is this girl??

 

My friend Ellie thinks 
thunderstorms are much sexier,
she’s got storms in her heart,
she’s in love,
she’s astonishing.
I kissed her outside the door when we arrived

 

                                THE UMBRELLAS SAID NOTHING

 

and by sunrise, we were snowed in
over our heads.