Derek Adams

 

 

 

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(London 1955)

In the mirror
of fitting room at Harvey Nichols.
I am wearing a black sanbenito

by Tomás de Torquemada,
decorated with devils
from my past.

Outside the London streets are foggy,
in Lewes they will already
be stacking wood for bonfire night.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Derek Adams is a professional photographer. He has an MA in Creative and Life Writing from Goldsmiths, and published three poetry collections. Currently writing a series of poems about American photographer Lee Miller. www.derek-adams.co.uk

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