Concertina Sketchbook Poems

Created in response to the Concertina Sketchbook made in 2020 considering Covid 19.

Introduction

Fear to dare surrender
to its potential power
unsoiled naked pages
beckoning deflower

preserving tangential
thought, experience perceived
buried harboured treasures sought
brought into light upheaved

unseen becomes insight
through freefalling scrawls blood shed
onto neat and clean white sheets
unpicks the threads by thread

then twisted waves released
wash over body healing
under wraps embalmed laid bare
strips, unfolds, revealing

open heart is beating
such vulnerability
from the in between arise
the peaks to speak for me.