Mrs May, by Kathy Gee

I am not a silent poet

Her voice hits my ear
like falling on a bruise:
an instant’s recognition
followed by a throb,
an agony of disbelief.

It’s time to switch
to active, to transmit
the cries of women,
children without gardens,
men asleep in doorways.

Time to state
the limits reached,
to say thus far, no further


Kathy Gee lives in the UK. Her career is in heritage and leadership coaching. Widely published online and on paper, her poetry collection was published in 2016 – She wrote the spoken word elements for a contemporary choral piece – Another pamphlet, Checkout, is due out in 2019.

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