Fall/Winter 2015-2016

Gareth Writer-Davies


though my mother swore
every day it rained

forward we went
on a wet day and the steam railway

toward clouds
the black eyed driver fed the red-hot stove

the old quarry train climbing
through forests and o'er rivers

the fork in the track
behind us

the train chugged into the station
my mother waving

at flies
her hair ruined

we spent the day in the clouds
watching smoke rise and hiding from the devil

Gareth Writer-Davies was Commended in the Prole Laureate Competition in 2015 and Specially Commended in the Welsh Poetry Competition, Shortlisted for the Bridport Prize and the Erbacce Prize in 2014. His pamphlet "Bodies", was published in 2015 through Indigo Dreams.



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