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Friday, 13 April 2018

Subjects of Denial

My hair is clean and brushed and smart.
Hers is drenched and dirty.
I am wearing cosy clothes.
She is bare and purple.
I'm inhaling bluebell air.
She is breathing fire.
I am watching pixellated subjects of denial.

I am strong and tall, unbowed.
She is weak and wailing.
I am fifty years of age.
She is but a baby.
I have biscuits on my lips.
She has froth and horror.
I am watching pixellated subjects of atrocity.

I have eyes that blur and leak
but I am speaking freely.
She has eyes that cannot see.
She is wheezing frantically.
I am hearing grown men lie.
She is hearing people die.
I am watching pixellated subjects of denial.

© Laura Taylor

Laura Taylor has been obsessed with words and language since her early childhood. She believes in the power of poetry as a means by which silent voices speak and hidden ears listen.


  1. Powerful and moving work. Well done.

  2. An outstanding and must see live performer; the first time I saw Laura I wasn't ready for what was to be delivered and felt like she'd nailed me to the ceiling!

    1. Why, thank you Mr Poyzer!

  3. Another amazing poem, nice one Laura!

    1. Thanks very much Katy!