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The Ofi Press Magazine

International Poetry and Literature from Mexico City

Katherine Lockton: 1 Poem Published

Poem by Katherine Lockton (UK)

Published in The Ofi Press issue 44


 Blue Lipstick


I lie on my back humming blue

as he applies lipstick to his lips.

Our marriage is a continuous performance.


The lipstick smudges when we kiss.

Time’s sharp blue pointed legs

dig into my thighs.


I close my eyes and stare at the rags

of my wedding dress

and loose myself.

About the Poet

Katherine Lockton is a poet living in London. Her work has been published in publications such as: Magma, Rising, Morning Star, Northwords Now, The Delinquent, and ‘Hallelujah for 50ft Women’ out with Bloodaxe.

She currently co-edits the magazine South Bank Poetry alongside poet Peter Ebsworth.

Image: "On her lips - She wore a cigarette secret" by MvLevn.