Poem by John Everex : ‘Ending’

Fantasy, Clock, Time, Light, Magic

midnight fairy lights
reflect in a tear-blurred lens
the moon is sorrow

her sharp frosted breath
blows a cumulus nimbus
that soon stratifies

then it's time to leave
her embrace checked by minutes
fading through seconds

I started inventing stories and playing with language as a child and haven't stopped. Finding combinations of words which beguile and bewitch me before pulling me head and heart into their world is what I look for as a reader. Trying to create this experience is what I aspire to as a writer. I was shortlisted for the 2019 Grindstone Flash Fiction Award and have work published in several journals and anthologies. Apart from writing, I have a family, a greyhound and a full-time day job, which means I'm pretty busy. If you like my writing, I am on Twitter (@EverexJohn), Wattpad (https://www.wattpad.com/user/Johneverex) and publish work regularly on my blog (http://johneverex.blog ). I'd love to hear from you!