Pressed Flower

I start nicking her daisies
as if they’re sunlight
plunging forward
up the cracked garden path,
plucking handfuls to stuff
in my pockets,
so I might press them
in-between the dry paragraphs
of a heavy book
kept at the bottom of a stack of heavy books
– improbably balanced –
that say nothing about daisies.



Si Mack’s poems have appeared in numerous magazines including Poetry Review, Interpreter’s House and The Rialto.