Poetry / Maya Shell

'ruminations on digging up bog bodies'

Issue 2. June 21, 2021

RUMINATIONS ON DIGGING UP BOG BODIES​

it is dirtsweet
open / wanting / rich / cold
distant moon paleness / faced with silt
purity in ground
the kindest / divinations
rest beneath watery images
eased by / layers below
 
fingers plunged into threads
strung between death / life
caught by raggedness
ripples / coat and
shattered glass
separates / what could be
a dolorimeter of humanity
or a ferrous heap / unnatural history
 
 
 

 


Maya Shell is currently a first year student at The University of Lincoln, studying Creative Writing. She tweets from @MayaShelleyy.