Visual Impairment

for Rowan

when you trace her lines brittle teeth
cheek-bones you’ll remember your
mother’s face know her by her

when there is cacophony speak and
sounds will become ordered new

ride the water row and pull until you
are  where you aim to be
unafraid even when alone

cut your runes in stone



Pen Kease’s poems have been published in a range of literary magazines and websites, including The Interpreter’s House, Atrium, and Prole Magazine. She lives in South Oxfordshire with husband and cat.