clouds grow and stretch and pull me in
We appreciate Alice Hill’s kind contribution to Voices and the competition. Alice is a music student from York who currently studies in Manchester. As well as being passionate about music and playing the saxophone, Alice also enjoys crafting poetry in her spare time. Thank you for your vivid and thought-provoking offering Alice.
10pm on the steps
always ascends in
unique patterns. i like
to watch it
as it dissipates
as it grows yet
disappears. clouds grow
and stretch and pull me in
and draw me close
like he did.
they don’t disappear so quickly. the only
stars are artificial
with people who i’ll never know.
the evening sky
is colder than the wind
that seethes beneath it. a smudge
of dull purple with grey cobwebs in its
corners. i suppose
the night doesn’t wish to distract from
his eyes. the scene
mustn’t be too beautiful for a moment like
this. our thoughts
never end. but
the clouds are a salvo for the sky
just as the mouth
is a salvo for the
Alice Hill, Manchester
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