Photograph by Don Shades
This was amongst the first set of poems myself and Maz performed together. From a performance called ‘about a woman who was once a girl’. It speaks for itself I think.
submerged in silk,
you dive, disappear and rise,
emerging baptised and disguised
as a mermaid.
i squint at you,
your feline eyes,
crown you the sea-queen
in my mind.
soon i will follow
you down to the ocean floor
where the shape of time is different.
i will peer into your nine faces,
think of the similarities between cats