At the time

There was too much to say

so she said nothing

The words knotted their arms together

all octopus and impenetrable ocean

swam furiously

but could not find the surface _ _ _ _

From Bullet Hole Riddle (Steele Roberts, 2014)

Cover art by Elke Finkenauer, Hang, hand-cut suede.

POEMS ON THE PAGE

A selection of poems from Miriam Barr's first major collection, Bullet Hole Riddle.