Jessica Syposz is a final year English with Creative Writing student at the University of Birmingham. Her interests include graphic novels, the collapse of the USSR in fiction and the relationship between history and nostalgia. She can sometimes be found writing and performing poetry and short stories.
Ms. Doldrum & the Space Man
Fitting so well into the skyline
the horizon wouldn’t look the same
without you pointing church-spire fingers to
an open sky.
Daring not to take up space,
her shrinking circumference is
a carved out apple core,
an hourglass losing sand.
You belch your baritone across continents
the ripples of your footsteps are still being felt.
You are an earthquake.
While the four sides of her bed
are a perimeter of calm
the spaces between her words