Amy O’Shaughnessy – Terminal Moraine

Terminal Moraine

This drawer exhales must,
curled snaps, ochre letters
weak at the fold.
New Pitsligo bobbin lace,
downwashing diaries
track duties long past
names adrift to time’s till.
Why these remnants
when others fell
erratically along the way?
Significance lost in a scree
of buttons, boxes, broken baubles.
Hold a negative to the light and
there you are
smiling, sun inverted
and my heart,
the biggest boulder

Amy O’Shaughnessy is originally from north-east Scotland and studied English at the University of Aberdeen. Amy works and lives in Cheshire and is a member of the Blaze Poetry Society Stanza in Mid-Cheshire.


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