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Biting through skins

Book cover for Biting through skins Rookbook Publications ISBN 0 948475 14 5


Her poetry astonishes each time. By turns angry, humorous, heartfelt and poignant, it is always characterised by an impeccable eye for detail and an ear tuned to truth… a great poet… Border TelegraphStuart B. Kelly


<box 50% round poetry | Book Extract - Biting through skins> Biting through skins

She peels the apple
the effort
of biting through skin
too much.
The peel, red-bitter, white-sweet
curls in snake coils
onto pale wood.
In the bowl
more apples gleam
blushing at their own kind
Help yourself, she tells me
and I do
filling my hand with fruit.
The table snake browns
its skin shrinks.
A hiss
and my teeth cut
through bitter to the core.
Unwise I am always
biting through skins. </box>

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