A new poem and a video reading

Frustrated Plans

Helios’s chariot no longer brings me the sun.

Its rays that would linger on my collarbone,
warming my shoulders, cupping
my breasts with growing intensity. The warmth
would carve a valley
for the sun to fall into

with loose limbs,

a soft fall.

I miss falling into the sun,
but Helios no longer rides
and a long dark winter has arrived.

This is a little poem that I wrote a few weeks ago while I posting my NaPoWriMo project. It is about being single in the time of Covid-19. I also wanted to share a video poem with you. This video was originally recorded for Instagram and I have also placed it on YouTube. I plan to record more of my poems soon, so please do have a look and a listen, and let me know what you think!

Watch me read my poem Ways of Seeing