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.