Winners 2009

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Bethany Aitman (Commended)

St Paul’s Girls’ School, London


I had a dream last night that broke the surface
and you turned and touched my cheek and went on sleeping.
Our midnight well-known bed was filled with silence
of passing cars and airplanes overhead.
I want to reach through barriers of skin
and continents of bone to touch the sparks
that leap from joint to joint: electric code
my fingers can’t decipher.

I blink, and shut the nightmare out, and cling.
You are not the you inside my head
who smiles and speaks and sees through everything.

Project Details

  • Date January 30, 2015
  • Tags 2009 Doubt - Winning Poems