POEM Tracey Rhys

NWR Issue 120

Straw Dolly

At night, the seamstress, her needles plucked
from a leather wallet, comes to sew me up.

Mouth and nose, eyes and legs,
perineum – flower name...

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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