THE INIMITABLE MR. WALLIS PART 2

THE INIMITABLE MR. WALLIS PART 2

THE INIMITABLE MR. WALLIS PART 2

 

 

Yesterday, we brought you the first of two exclusive poems written for XXY by the wonderful Max Wallis. It isn’t every day that we have poetry written for us, and so it is with a heavy heart we present to you the final poem entitled, “Northern Lights”.  You can find out more about Max and his poetry, as well as purchase a signed copy of his brilliant debut pamphlet, “Modern Love” here

Northern Lights 

Smudged white above the fjord

might be a cloud. People grapple

with shutter speeds, f-stops,

try and dim away the light

of refracting ice: rainbows

in the day, I’m told.

I turn a stone in my glove,

with one arm hooked chuck it out

to sea; hear the cut as it cracks glass.

I wonder how anything lives below

the black.

 

Or you and me,

lodestones, separated

by four-thousand miles

that heavy knock of pain.

No camera but my eyes.

Smoke drifts in waterfalls

shifts rings around a basin roof

propped up by mountains, by the floe

of icebergs that climb the earth.

 

 

You can find out more about Max and his poetry, as well as purchase a signed copy of his brilliant debut pamphlet, “Modern Love” here.

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