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Abi Palmer

May
2013
Thursday 2nd
posted by Jody Porter in Arts

Well Versed is edited by Jody Porter


honey, i ain’t gonna miss that train
Abi Palmer

tie me to the tracks, I tell ‘em.
unpick my painted toes
from between the timber weeds
and pebbles

hook your weather beaten wrists
around my dimpled knees.
tip me backwards, tie me down,

wipe my sooted cheeks
with straggled gingham rags,
torn from the cotton dress
I wore all summer

stop. caress my frightened curls,
kiss my cupid’s bow
then step away

hear my cry

fading
as the whistle blows





Abi is a writer, performance poet and food enthusiast. She suffers from the rare collagen deficiency disease Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, and this poem was first published published in Fit To Work: Poets Against Atos. In her statement she says: “there are days when I look pretty ‘normal,’ but there are also days when I am completely unable to control my limbs. Quite a lot of the time I can’t even type, or speak, but I never really know how to explain that in those moments when I’m standing around and feeling fine. Hence Atos being quite a big issue for me.” Read more about the project here: http://ftwpoetsagainstatos.wordpress.com/

Well Versed is edited by Jody Porter – wveditor@gmail.com
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