Sarah Parker




Claude Cahun

Bald as an egg
naked and ageless

Your eagle’s beak,
your Buddhist’s ear
the shorn
vulnerability of your nape

shot by a flash.

Marcel Moore behind the lens
finger poised

you pose

your onyx eye
forbidding judgement

daring us to meet it.







Sarah Parker is a lecturer in English at Loughborough University who has recently returned to writing poetry. She is the author of The Lesbian Muse and Poetic Identity (Routledge, 2014).

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