Human Writes: Sophie Wembridge
Daughters of The Sun
So straggling limbs are an anthem unable to be sung
because their tongue is a noose, every word fighting asphyxiation.
Only undiscovered eyes like a male box for perversity
stamped with prices of patriarchy.
Their blood oath is their birth place - poured
into money moulds to penetrate their souls with. The letter-
Lock picking your mothers door,
descending like crows at dawn out of a ready loaded gun
and her reserves is a supply they peck at.
suffering bottled and sold with unconsented silence,
their falcon feathers plucked and compacted.
These are the ones who scream the anthem of the sun,
these are the eBay girls.
These travels have taken years,
ever- forward, ever- altering
never-knowing, yet we drive.
Fragrant music yielding to demands
of wind misspelling our voices.
A Spanish song - foreign.
Sheet music of misplaced conversations
Atheist windows premeditate the past
revelled in the maternal sunset
apprehensively embracing the car,
a new shade of the painted landscape
sheer across us both - his laughter gold.
Looking out across the cliff at lost years, over land
I was a fugitive and dad was the ground.
These are the men
This was the image of self:
engraving hieroglyphics spelled by
chasms in plasterboard.
Endeavouring to burn sparks in a vacuum. Forfeiting a
genetically modified heritage.
The same flaxen hairs making them look alike,
but these are not the men who seed their children.
Since birth you’ve conflicted me,
called my name only to leave me stranded
Last night your voice cradled me for a while.
That all consuming serenity whispered
like the lullaby of nebulas and stars.
Will you come to see me again?
You tease like those ivories played half- strung
and dissonant, you beckon me, uttering satiric
promises of visions within grasp.
Dimensions which wait for my eyes to close
with photographic prints of a Polaroid darkness,
the waltz of such lies.
Again I will yearn for you
and you will allude me
leaving me to wake, somewhere
in the cold each off your delirium.