OUT NOW! The third book of The Secret of the Tirthas, The Dreamer Falls, is now available in ebook format at Amazon and most other retailers (iBooks, Kobo, Nook etc). The paperback will be out on Amazon in the next 2-3 days. Perfect for the beach!
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Getting very excited now. Just spent lunchtime in the park reading my proof copy of The Dreamer Falls. It’s amazing that no matter how tight you think you’ve got it, and no matter how many other people have read it through, you still get to find those typos!
Out in a few days now…
After furiously roasting the jets
the plane sets off down the runway –
she’s a little too cheap.
Hangars blotted with rain
appear and swiftly retreat.
Then what should be unimaginable
happens next –
you and all those tense strangers
are scooped up off the ground
going up fast, unsure, unbalanced –
the melange of green and grey –
the road-strapped land –
souping out beneath you,
its gravity tendrils stretching,
snapping as they fail
to wrench you back to safety –
You are freed
whether you like it or not,
and there is no going back.
Watching the flecked blue seat in front
you settle yourself on the surf of fear –
and wait for the perfect light
that comes beyond the clouds.
First published in Other Poetry II, no.26