Poem by Annest Gwilym “Last Night…”

Last Night…

I dreamed my soul rose 
from my body whitely

like a sea mist coming in 
from the west, its slow coolness, 

diaphanous dampness,
hovering over the lumpen land.

I left behind this place of bones,
numb flesh silent as snow,

the past that is always present
in heavy muscles and sinew

with their scent of damp earth,
pallid roots and annelids.

I fled from stars that implode 
behind the eyes, loudness of blood 

crashing, roaring in ears
into the softness of ozone.

I learned to wear the cold like a shawl –
cold, like death, can be an ally. 

Bio: Author of two books of poetry: Surfacing (2018) and What the Owl Taught Me (2020), both published by Lapwing Poetry. Annest has been published in various literary journals and anthologies, both online and in print. She has been placed in writing competitions, winning one. She lives on the coast of north west Wales with her rescue dog.  

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