by Mary Paterson
My friend says that hostels are free.
My friend says they share the bow-legged
dogs like props, for better begging.
lie for money.
Just this morning
I was fully committed to meeting quarterly targets.
I have been passionate about sustainability
for twenty years.
is to kiss the words at the moment of speaking them,
The air is thick
with such affections;
each one a perfect
I know you can see through it
but don’t pretend it doesn’t change the shape of things.