Gordon Meade

Minnow, Havana, Cuba, 2008
“The fish was motionless and I told the woman that I thought he was dying. ‘No’, she replied, ‘It’s been like that for two years.'” – Jo-Anne MacArthur.

This is what happens
during the early stages
of awakening; things begin.

This is what happens
during the early stages
of awakening. Things begin
to stop; almost everything.

This is what happens
during the early stages
of awakening; things begin
to stop. Almost everything
grinds to a halt – I have.

This is what happens
during the early stages
of awakening; things begin
to stop. Almost everything
grinds to a halt. I have
been trying to awaken.

This is what happens
during the early stages
of awakening; things begin
to stop. Almost everything
grinds to a halt. I have
been trying to awaken
now for almost two years.

This is what happens
during the early stages
of awakening; things begin
to stop. Almost everything
grinds to a halt. I have
been trying to awaken
now for almost two years.
Look into my eyes.

This is what happens
during the early stages
of awakening; things begin
to stop. Almost everything
grinds to a halt. I have
been trying to awaken
now for almost two years.
Look into my eyes;
are they dead or alive?

Gordon Meade is a Scottish poet based in Fife.
His most recent collection, The Year of the Crab, was published by Cultured Llama Publishing in 2017.

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