More Facts About Blue

If I were to ask you to guess the world’s most wanted colour
Not a chest of it reached England without the stain of human
Darkened as if by bruising.
In the womb of the vat there is life
Gnosis at temporal frequency       in the third eye
Oxygen turned sorcerer   colour of devil’s dye.


JLM Morton’s first pamphlet Lake 32 is published by Yew Tree Press (2020). Juliette is recipient of an Arts Council DYCP grant, working towards a collection exploring cloth and colonialism She is poet in residence for Stroudwater Textile Trust.