The ghost pictures on the wall vibrating in friendly observation
Black and white ladies from an imaginary past.

Love is in the bed, drowsy humming in shadows of semi-sleep
How one heals another is written on skin, in air
Some  work is the tracery of familiar scars
The hand reading pleasure
The heart beating with kind greed

Once children, we are all the same
One who wept  now smiles at half dreams

An elated butterfly
Is in the room
So  then?
There is no other


Veronica Aldous 2016 All Rights Reserved


About Veronica Aldous

Writer and artist, Veronica is a lecturer is Fine Art and Creative Writing. Her first book of poems, 'Moon Cinema' is now available on Now there is also 'Mortal' her second book.
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