Gareth Writer-Davies

 

Priesthole

to hide a priest
like a fox

was a risky business
(pursuivant)

in the large
double room, I am stretched upon the bed

working
the cradle of a line

covert
he says his prayers

whilst I
a creeping Jesus

turn my hand
to chimera, the creak upon the stairs

I breathe
I have not been found (yet)

 

 

 

Gareth Writer-Davies was Commended in the Prole Laureate Competition in 2015, Specially Commended in the Welsh Poetry Competition and Highly Commended in the Sherborne Open Poetry Competition. Shortlisted for the Bridport Prize and the Erbacce Prize in 2014. His pamphlet Bodies, was published in 2015  through Indigo Dreams and his next pamphlet Cry Baby will be published in 2017. He is the Prole Laureate for 2017. https://www.facebook.com/gareth.writerdavies

 

 

 

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