Wednesday, 24 June 2015

What you don’t know

When I left you in the hotel lobby
ordering another coffee, the train
carried me closer and closer
to home and further away
from you – the landscape hidden
under mist and rain. We only talked
about poetry, but the clefts between
the words said more.

No, there is no going back
to say different things and mean them.

The stars will always be there
even on cloudy nights.

From: McGregor Poetry Anthology 2013
Published by African Sun Press in association with the McGregor Poetry Festival
ISBN number 978-0-620-62302-5

The Poet:

Kerry Hammerton lives in Cape Town. Her poetry has been published in various South African and British literary magazines and anthologies and in two collections.

Previously published:

Kerry Hammerton: I’d take more care from her collection These are the lies I told you, Modjaji Books 2010; and What you don’t know from her collection The Weather Report, 2014.

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