‘The Fox and the Gravestone’ by Emily Blewitt

  It was like a story I read. A fox became trapped between two gravestones. She struggled and corkscrewed but her muscles swelled up. She was stuck. Couldn’t budge. The air in her lungs became thin. She shook like a frightened rabbit. She was photographed, petted. Children snatched at her coat. She bit them away. She’d not be drawn out. Then it got worse. It … Continue reading ‘The Fox and the Gravestone’ by Emily Blewitt

‘Please Do Not Touch the Walrus or Sit on the Iceberg’ by Caleb Parkin

  Please Do Not Touch the Walrus or Sit on the Iceberg           Horniman Museum, Summer 2019 So, I clamber up, on top of the fibreglass plinth, rise from the chevrons of the parquet floor as though it melted into thick-cold waves and I emerge, triumphant and substantial, hear my epic belly boom on the fake ice, hands slapping flatly on … Continue reading ‘Please Do Not Touch the Walrus or Sit on the Iceberg’ by Caleb Parkin

‘I Write to You from a Tree Museum’ by Heidi Beck

‘They took all the trees And put ’em in a tree museum’           —Joni Mitchell, Big Yellow Taxi   The exhibit is fully interactive. I sit on a chair (Maple), resting my arms on the sturdy wide plank (Red Oak) which I use as a desk. On my right, a pencil pot (Cherry, downed in a storm) and a coaster (Cork … Continue reading ‘I Write to You from a Tree Museum’ by Heidi Beck

‘Let all the bells of London sing!’ by Nick Sorensen

  Let all the bells of London sing! St Clements, Stepney, Aldgate, Bow Across blue skies your chimes take wing From shade-filled churches far below St Clements, Stepney, Aldgate, Bow Shoreditch peals in chorus calling From shade-filled churches far below Treble down to tenor falling Shoreditch peals in chorus calling Clapper tongues in towers aspiring Treble down to tenor falling Ring full circle Plain Bob … Continue reading ‘Let all the bells of London sing!’ by Nick Sorensen