POEM Claire Booker

NWR Issue 101

Is This What a Mother's Bones Become?

Stoked on hard dreaming, I climb the stairwell –
stop at the extra turn at the top, the swell

of the door jamb, toothed with its steel trim.
Bees-wax wrestles damp. Damp wins...

Claire Booker has had poems published in a number of literary journals including Magma, Orbis, Other Poetry, Popshot, Prole, South, South Bank Poetry and The Interpreter’s House. She is currently working on her first poetry collection. Claire is also an award-winning playwright whose stage plays have been produced in Australia, Europe and the UK. Her blog is here

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