Oystercatcher Press

 Carrie Etter:

The Son

The Son cover picture

£5.00 A5 20pp. ISBN: 978-1-905885-24-4.

Imagined Sons 1: First Son


My son leans from the tower; his red pompadour, stiff with Aqua Net, resists the quick wind. When he sings, the notes hasten to the forest a mile south before they descend. I clamber onto my restless horse; she starts before I am secure. The notes are red. I pluck them like poppies.