It was gold thread curled tight
around a possessive spindle.

It was waiting to unspool itself
to bind and shape this to that.

It had never been in a labyrinth
and was not afraid of the dark.



Colin Pink has published two full-length collections and two pamphlets of poetry. His latest collections are Typicity (Vole Press) and Wreck of the Jeanne Gougy (Paekakariki Press) a limited edition with woodcuts by Daniel Goodwin.