My hands
Are bird wings
Against the soft percussion
Of his heartbeat

A caesarean scar
Cradles my pelvis
Beneath my sexless breasts

Each new day
Paints his vision

His hand curls towards

A glove
A book made of rags
A spoon carved from bone



Hannah Welfare has had two collections of poetry, Garden Of Ghosts and Insect Nights, published by K T Publications. Her work has been widely published in poetry magazines. She lives in Northumberland and regularly performs at poetry events around the region.