Sunday, 22 May 2016

A Poem for Mental Health Awareness Week 2016

I'm posting a poem from my new collection, Breadcrumbs, to mark Mental Health Awareness Week 2016, which has the theme of relationships.


This was no rupture. No sudden loss
that left you stranded from yourself

All the same, the land is gone
He must have filched it with a spoon
so surreptitiously sometimes even now
you don’t perceive its absence as anything
more than a tendency to dream

don’t hear the breach filled with echoing dark,
don’t notice you’ve stopped building boats and bridges
out of stories

©Deborah Harvey 2016