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


Stephen Bone's work has appeared in various magazines including The Interpreter's House, The Rialto, Seam, Smiths Knoll and on line journals Ink,Sweat& Tears, Hinterland Poetry and Snakeskin among others. I'm working towards a first collection.

Stephen Bone

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I watch the shallow rise
and fall of your chest
as you sip thimblefuls
of air. Listen to the clock
move on the day; the tea trolley
come and go. I tidy your bottles;
touch your face. Tidy them again.
I pour water, wind your watch.
Open the blind; a windfall
of sunlight drops around your bed.
I gather it up.