Oystercatcher Press

 Lucy Sheerman:
Rarefied (falling without landing) 

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£5.00 A5 20pp. ISBN: 978-1-905885-52-7.



I'd look up at the moon, and even though intellectually

I knew he was up there, I couldn't believe it.



i. Apollo




Smiling, they drag their feet to the death watch,


dust rising. Ardent beneath the tower,


their precarious shoes powdered with dirt.


The sun, shining bright as danger, beats down


heat on their faces. Riveted, graceful,


disappearing in a thought experiment,


they air kiss, wrapped in exquisite boredom.


Cool spectators, devotion rules their hearts.


(Americana). Decorous mannequins


they gaze into space. Blank: thrilled, happy, proud.