For Hiroshima, by Isabelle Kenyon

I am not a silent poet

There are women who breed death,
endless coils of pink curd –
reaching inside and reeling out clumps of intestinal substance
which in a healthy body
forms a baby.
These women birth charred dreams:
a half life.


Isabelle Kenyon is the author of poetry anthology, This is not a Spectacle and micro chapbook, The Trees Whispered, published by Origami Poetry Press. She is also the editor of Fly on the Wall Poetry Press, which produced MIND Poetry Anthology ‘Please Hear What I’m Not Saying’, shortlisted for a Saboteur Award.

Her poems have been published in many poetry anthologies and included in literary festivals, such as Anti Heroin Chic, Literary Yard, Bewildering Stories, The Inkyneedles anthology, the Great British Write Off, the Wirral festival of Music, Speech and Drama, Poetry Rivals, and the Festival of Firsts.

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