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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Alison Lock's poetry and short stories have appeared in anthologies and journals in the UK and internationally. She has published a short story collection, two poetry collections (Indigo Dreams Publishing), and a fantasy novella (MothersMilkBooks). She has an MA in Literature Studies and is a tutor for Transformative Life Writing courses.

Alison Lock

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Tree skin

here is
your skin
I am within

my skin
is not yours
just as snow

is outside
sleet raws
the face

earth stipples
the soles
of our feet

without skin
we are two
leaves on a branch