girlhood, closet

like a criminal
having to hide all traces
clues that you’re just you

knot iii

so often i make
light difficult to follow
shelters, diversions
choices hidden, forgotten,

yet light remains to follow

am i really tied at all

A. H / K. H-H (1 November 2018)

knot ii (a)

yearning a blurred girliness
indistinct unknown
beyond reach
found skipping by bullies, teased
disciplined to silence
a whisper at sea
lost on the wind
world blown skin
dullard of gentleness
locked deep within
sealed to begin

A. H. / K. H-H (12 June 2018)
(more poetic maybe)

knot ii

wholly girl
I could not risk showing it at all
undone

seems lack of balance
some confusion
not where I began
begin

A. H / K. H-H (12 June 2018)

knot i

in need of closeness
i must stay at a distance
too much is spinning

A. H / K. H-H

lacking a garden

lacking a garden
they cast out anything else
from their allotment

(c) A. H / K. H-H (20 May 2018)