POEM Tracey Rhys

NWR Issue 120

Camera Obscura

Everything is backwards in the dark room.
The pale disc at the centre is a moon
before the pastel cars and buses become clear.
The roads are familiar from the Google map.
It is like looking at the past, upside down.
Our facsimiles moving and flowing
through crossings and tides...

Tracey Rhys’ poetry pamphlet Teaching a Bird to Sing featured in the TLS as part of the judge’s round-up of favourites from the Michael Marks Award submissions for 2017. She collaborates with Winterlight Theatre, her poetry was exhibited at the Senedd for Autism Awareness Month, and she is published in journals. She is currently working on her next poetry collection. You can visit her website here

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