Tower Wall: Pictures and a Poem
I thought I would share with you a free verse poem I wrote a year and a half ago during a literary tour of England.
Already published in Chatham University’s MFA newsletter, I can’t submit it to literary journals now, but I can share it with you, along with a few photos from the day I wrote the piece.
Hopefully I can include it with other travel pieces in the full-length collection I’m working on.
Embrace this stone,
bare skin on pillars.
Cool, rough minerals
against my breasts,
mortar fills scars in my belly.
and fading flesh.
Slab pressed into me—
weight of my funerary stone
no earth between us.
These are the crown jewels
in the Tower of London.