Lauren Mason




The Woman Hidden in the Forest


would tell you

this is not a disappearing act

this is in fact                a transformation


to be                so naked

and so wrapped in leaves

that boundaries cannot be determined

in respect to surrounding trees


that skin accepts bark as kin to keratin

and each instance of breathing

so expands                  that everything

is rooted                      is body


no                    she is not hiding



Lauren Mason is based in London.  Her poems have been published widely in magazines and anthologies, and she holds an MA in Writing Poetry from Newcastle University/ Poetry School.

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