The Ofi Press Magazine

International Poetry and Literature from Mexico City

Helena Nelson: 2 Poems Published



This poem won’t do

what you expect it to

though in the end

I suppose it does depend

on what you expect.

I’d like to protect

the art of the obscure

and the feeling of somehow wanting more

while not quite knowing more

of what.


Did it?


Poems by Helena Nelson (UK)

Published in The Ofi Press Issue 34




They hung on his every word,

some of them like wet washing,

others like corpses.



About the Poet

Helena Nelson runs HappenStance Press which specialises in debut poetry pamphlets and is based in Scotland.