Derek Adams





My Hermes Baby, a glass
and a bottle of whiskey.
I am trying to find

words, to fill this
blank sheet of paper.
Angora rabbits

are an industry of the prison
…much less crowded,
better cared for than humans.*

Each word
a tear
wrung from a stone.


Derek Adams is a professional photographer. He has an MA from Goldsmiths in Creative and Life Writing, and has published three poetry collections Postcards from Olympus, Everyday Objects, Chance Remarks‘ and unconcerned but not indifferent: the life of Man Ray. Website:



*Lee Miller’s article on the liberation of Dachau, Vogue 1945

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